Volunteer Opportunities

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Contact us to ensure we have positions available before applying.

To apply, submit your resume, references, availability and contact information to pgkelly@uoguelph.ca to volunteer with the HBRC.


You would be helping out with whatever work is required on the day(s) you are here. You may be directly involved with the bees or helping with other tasks.

Working Hours

Between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday

Application Period

Fall applications are accepted during the first 2 weeks of September and Summer applications are accepted during the first 2 weeks of March.


If you are available for at least one a day a week for at least 3 months between May and December you may apply for a volunteer position. There are a limited number of volunteer positions.

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Hear From Our Volunteers

“I’ve been there for the past six years and watched the changes in the growth and I have to say that while I found the bees absolutely fascinating, I can honestly say that I have never been part of a more positive and more exciting group people.”

Catherine VanderHayden

“I always find it amazing that every year people start in the spring and they are new at everything, but by the time September rolls around they are so good at it. That will be the same with this crew”.

Pia Marquardt

“You can trust the advice here. You can find any sort of advice on google but half the time you don’t know if it’s how you should do it. Paul once said beekeeping should be easy and that’s what I feel like they pass on to people. Yes, there are crucial steps that you should do, but it’s not rocket science and you can do well with bees following the advice”.

Pia Marquardt