Tour Information


NOTE: Our outdoor tours take place rain or shine. Please dress appropriately according to the weather.

Beekeeping course

Group Tours

Mid April To Mid October

Group of students for a beekeeping course

Drop-In Tours

June through August

Group of students for a beekeeping course

Fund Raising Tours

Support our honey bee health research.

Tour Outline

  • Front garden gathering where you will meet the whole team.
  • Short interactive presentation on honey bee biology.
  • Instructions on how to behave around stinging insects.
  • Outside demonstration in the beeyard on beekeeping safety
  • Beehive components are brought to participants in the apiary for an up-close view.
  • Everyone is given the option of tasting honey directly from the honeycomb!
Honey comb and honey

Purchase Our Delicious Honey During The Tour!

Honey sales support our research in honey bee health.

Release and Indemnification Form


We require that each person touring our facility complete a release and indemnification form. The purpose of this document is to inform individuals who might be at risk around stinging insects. Please bring the completed form(s) on the tour date. Those with a known allergy to honey bee stings can participate in all parts of the tour except for the demonstration in the bee yard.

View and download our form Release for Honeybee Tour.

Directions

We are located at:

Townsend House,
Honey Bee Research Centre,
308 Stone Rd East

(on the north side of Stone Road between Gordon Street and Victoria Avenue)

Contact Information

Paul Kelly
Email: pgkelly@uoguelph.ca
Phone: 519-836-8897