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Fred Fulkerson
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Fred Fulkerson

Fred is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Conestoga College. He volunteers one day a week at the HBRC. For years he talked about beekeeping and finally decided to order two nucs and build two hives in the winter of 2021/2022, as well as taking the Apiology 101 courses. In May, he decided two hives was...

Johann Peters
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Johann Peters

Johann Peters is a volunteer at the HBRC. He became obsessed with bees at age 11. He was then gifted a copy of Beekeeping for Dummies, and that cemented his beliefs that he should become a beekeeper. All that is to say he has been beekeeping since 2016. He particularly enjoys learning and perfecting beekeeping practices...

Max Dewaeale
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Max Dewaeale

Max is a volunteer with the HBRC. He started his undergraduate in environmental science in 2021, and hopes to get a master’s in entomology or mycology. In his spare time you can find him identifying and foraging for wild mushrooms, or riding his mountain bike. When he’s at the HBRC you can find him searching...

Roberto Peláez
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Roberto Peláez

Roberto Peláez is a 2022 summer intern from México, and at the end of his internship he will acquire his degree as a veterinarian. He is very interested in honey bees and research so he hopes that his time here at the HBRC will help him to gain more experience and develop his skills.

Yiza Bernal
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Yiza Bernal

Yiza is a veterinary student from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. He joined the HBRC this year to complete an internship required for his veterinary degree. He helps out with hive maintenance and assists with the HBRC’s ongoing research projects.

Jenna Scharnowski
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Jenna Scharnowski

Jenna works at the HBRC as an apiary research technician. She aids in the care of the HBRC’s hives and assists with the research being conducted. In the fall of 2022, Jenna will be entering her fourth year of studying Environmental Science at the University of Guelph and beginning her newly declared minor in Microbiology. For her Co-op,...

Kathryn Knowles
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Kathryn Knowles

Kathryn is one of our Apiary Research Assistants at the HBRC. After volunteering at the HBRC in the fall of 2021, she returned in May as a Co-op student with the University of Guelph. Kathryn assists our team in the maintenance and inspection of honey bee colonies, queen rearing, and any research aspirations of the...

Hema Hemraj
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Hema Hemraj

Hema Hemraj is a volunteer with the HBRC. She started her Masters at the University of Guelph in 2021 in Environmental Engineering. Her research focuses on carbon sequestration in soil.  Hema loves to learn about bees and fungi, almost as much as she likes eating honey and mushrooms! She hopes to BEE a beekeeper and have...

Serena Causton
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Serena Causton

Serena joined the HBRC in 2022 as an Apiary Research Technician. She begins her second year studying Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph in the fall of 2022. Serena assists with field work in the bee yards, including queen rearing and hive maintenance, and spends time in the lab helping out with research projects...