- 09 Nov 2022
- 7:00 pm
Challenges of managing a research & outreach apiary – a talk by Paul Kelly
The CBKA are delighted to welcome Paul Kelly to talk to us about his work at the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to manage the apiaries of an internationally renowned honey bee research teaching centre? The challenges and opportunities you face on a daily basis?
Paul will talk to us about the many challenges it involves and why he finds it such a rewarding role.
About the speaker
Paul Kelly has managed the Honey Bee Research Centre at the University of Guelph since 1987. His primary role at the centre is to manage honeybee colonies for research projects and teaching purposes. He provides research support for hive health science, trains students and beekeepers, coordinates and teaches beekeeping courses, conducts tours for the general public and generally won’t stop talking about bees.
His interests include bee breeding, beekeeping tool design and manufacture, beekeeping video production , medicinal use of hive products, and hive management techniques. He makes and sells Bee Belts, the tool belt for beekeepers.
His beekeeping career started with a grade six science project and led to working with bees in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Zealand before settling down in Ontario. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1983 with a BSC in Agriculture and Environmental Biology.
Please access his videos here