What’s Happening

Congratulations Graduates!

A big congratulations to all our recent Intro to Beekeeping graduates. Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and for the protection of our team and students, this year was quite different as the course was delivered virtually online. We aim to have a permanent online course available in the future and you can expect future updates on this via or social media channel, website, and next edition of the HBRC Buzz Newsletter.

New Online Shop has Launched

We are happy to announce that our new online shop has been launched! Please visit the our new store HERE.

We are so thrilled that we can now offer our incredible products to our bee loving community via home delivery.

While most Honey Bee Research Centre products will be available online, larger containers of honey, and honeycomb products, will remain only available for purchase on site.

At this time we are only offering shipping to addresses in Ontario.

Support world-changing bee research with every purchase. Visit the HBRC shop to browse our selection of 100% Natural and Ontario-produced bee products, including: Local Summer Blossom honey, hand-crafted candles made from beeswax from the HBRC colonies, and lip balms made with essential oils and beeswax.

HBRC Tours Update

For the last while we have been unable to offer in-person tours.  We love sharing our work and bee yards with all those who are interested, but we must keep up the health and safety of our team and community first. As the vaccination rollout continues, and the restriction levels of COVID-19 decline, we are looking into the possibility of restarting tours at the HBRC. As safety conditions remain in flux, our social media channels (FacebookInstagram) are the best ways to stay in the loop. In addition, you can also email infohbrc@uoguelph.ca for fast information regarding tours.

HBRC Marketing Refresh

As our new building becomes closer and closer to reality, we knew that a marketing refresh was is in order. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with our newly hired marketing team to help create incredible content that keeps our community informed of everything going on at the HBRC. Our social media was the first noticeable change. We aim to have consistent content updating folks about our events, research goals, mission, products, changes, sales, and everything else we do. To help keep people in the loop we also decided to create the HBRC Buzz Newsletter – a concise place where folks can learn what’s going on at a glance. At the heart of everything we do is the community spirit that we have fostered here for 100 years. We are thrilled to keep helping bees by bringing more folks into the beekeeping business and by educating the world about the vital research being done here at the HBRC.