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Featured Articles


  • What’s Happening | Summer 2022
    This summer has kept the HBRC busier than ever. Post-Covid, interest in our centre’s tours has increased as well, and we often hosted more than one tour in a day. We welcomed all types of groups for tours this year, from the daycare’s little toddlers to OMAFRA personnel. Any group is welcome to send us […]
  • Product Feature – Raw Honey
    What is Raw Honey?  Raw honey has never been heated or filtered, meaning it has slightly more pollen and antimicrobial properties than liquid honey. It is commonly used for wound healing, colds, sore throats, and to build immunity to pollen allergies.  Great for spreading on toast or just eating with a spoon!   At the University […]
  • Donor Spotlight – Pinchin Company
    Pinchin is an environmental engineering consultant firm based in Mississauga, Ontario. Founded in 1981, the company that started with two employees is now compromised of an impressive 900 employees in 42 locations across Canada. Pinchin is committed to protecting the natural environment and providing information and advice so that businesses can make fully informed choices. […]
  • Staff Spotlight – Wissarut Sukhaket
    Wissarut Sukhaket, our newest PhD candidate at the HBRC, has been working hard all summer to learn more about honey bee diets and health.   Wissarut has held a lifelong fascination with animals and the interactions between pollinators and plants. After completing his undergraduate degree in entomolgy at Kasetsart University in 2007, he began researching the […]
  • Hive Update | Summer 2022
    It was another busy summer here at the Honey Bee Research Centre! We manage our beehives for research and education but we also count on an income stream from our hive products. Our 2021/2022 winter losses were 10% but another 10% came through as weak hives. Some weaker hives built up on their own, and […]
  • Volunteer Feature: Wendy Shipsides
    “I had a lifelong curiosity with bees,” says Wendy Shipsides, a volunteer with the HBRC since 2014. After taking the Introductory Beekeeping course with the University of Guelph, she soon became interested and began volunteering only a few short weeks later. Since she started, Wendy has been a regular volunteer with the centre every Thursday.  […]
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