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  • Staff Spotlight – Serena Causton

    Staff Spotlight – Serena Causton

    Serena Causton, a second-year Environmental Science student at the University of Guelph, worked full-time with us this past summer. Now working part-time through her study semesters, Serena has proven to […]

  • Donor Spotlight – Rich Wieske, the MBA, and SEMBA

    Donor Spotlight – Rich Wieske, the MBA, and SEMBA

    Just south of the border, our friends at the Michigan Beekeepers Association (MBA) and the Southeastern Michigan Beekeepers Association (SEMBA) have been hard at work raising funds in support of […]

  • Our Thorah Island Volunteers

    Our Thorah Island Volunteers

    In addition to the bee yards in and around Guelph, the HBRC also has hives on Thorah and Georgina Island on Lake Simcoe. The island environment is a perfect place […]

  • Product Feature – Thorah Island Honey

    Product Feature – Thorah Island Honey

    We manage bees on Thorah island for the isolated mating of our Buckfast queens. The drone colonies on the islands are very productive as the conditions on the islands are […]

  • Research Update Winter 2023

    Research Update Winter 2023

    Effect of diet amendments on health of honey bees (Apis mellifera)  Tests to evaluate the effect of diet amendments on health parameters of honey bees were conducted last Summer and […]

  • Hive Update

    Hive Update

    As of March 22nd, we have not disturbed our bees yet! They were fed and medicated in the Fall, and we are keeping our fingers crossed as the chilly weather […]

  • What’s Happening? Winter 2023

    What’s Happening? Winter 2023

    As of October 2022, the University of Guelph Board of Governors approved the capital project for our new Honey Bee Research Centre Building. This means the project will go ahead, […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    We are creating a new, iconic facility for honey bee education, research, advocacy and outreach. It will be a destination; a place of excellence in design, function and research. All […]

  • Hive Life Photos Video Transcript

    SPEAKER: Hi there. I’d like to talk to you today about the photographs that we call hive life photos. So these are pictures that we’ve taken inside beehives and we’ve tried […]

  • 2023 Introductory Beekeeping Courses

    2023 Introductory Beekeeping Courses

    In 2023, the HBRC will be conducting the Introductory Beekeeping course in-person and also virtually. The content of the courses (listed below) will be the same, but with different delivery […]