Honey Bee Research Centre

Education & Events

Dr. Ernesto Guzman, Professor, teaches the 2nd year SES course, Introductory Apiculture. It is offered with lectures and lab sessions in the fall and by distance education in the winter semester. Dr Guzman is a sought after speaker at international conferences and meetings about honey bee genetics, diseases and honey bee behaviour. 

Paul Kelly, Apiary Manager, leads extension courses, tours and is an enthusiastic guest speaker at naturalist clubs, beekeeping and horticulture associations in Ontario.

Tours and talks at the Honey Bee Research Centre can be arranged in advance for children and adults. Please read our Tour section for more information. Tours are held at select times of the year and only a limited number are run in any one year.

Both Dr Guzman and Paul Kelly run the very popular Introductory Beekeeping course for both the beginner and established hobbyists seeking more in-depth knowledge about bees and the beekeeping industry. The course is usually held on the last weekend of April and possibly again on the first weekend in May, depending on demand.

The Wellington County Beekeepers Association holds their monthly meetings at Townsend House the 2nd Monday of the month.

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Elemental Genetics and Breeding
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University of Guelph
Honey Bee Research Centre
308 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1