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Introductory Beekeeping Course

Dr. Guzman and Paul Kelly run the very popular Introductory Beekeeping course for beginner and established beekeepers seeking more in-depth knowledge about bees and the beekeeping industry.

The course is held onsite at the Honey Bee Research Centre on the last weekend in April and again on the first weekend of May. The cost is $300 plus HST.

The registration process begins strictly at the beginning of January: If you are interested in taking the beekeeping course, please email infohbrc@uoguelph.ca within the first two weeks of January. Registration forms and course information will be distributed the last two weeks of January. Please respond promptly for your best chance of registering.

  • Combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience with bee hives
  • Small group format
  • Topics include basic bee biology, getting started in beekeeping, equipment, site selection, colony inspections, seasonal hive management, extracting and processing honey, disease and pest control, and beekeeping regulations.
  • Instructors: Paul Kelly (Staff Apiarist), Dr. Ernesto Guzman (Apiculture Professor) and other HBRC staff members.

Honey Bee Research Centre
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
(Tel) 519-836-8897

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