Our partnering Honey Bee Research Centre has a long rich history of beekeeping tradition, starting in 1894 when the first beekeeping courses were taught at the Ontario Agricultural College. Today, the agricultural lab is internationally renowned and consists of a one hectare site, an indoor overwintering room, and a central building which combines offices, classrooms, field labs, and honey extraction facilities. Their staff maintains over 250 honey bee colonies, with a research focus on basic bee biology, genetics, health, disease, and their preservation to meet our agricultural needs.
Together with its philanthropic partners, the funds we raise and provide go directly to support researchers and graduate students. They tackle these complex agricultural, environmental, and industrial problems.