Paul Kelly in a beekeeping suit, his neck covered in beesU of G’s staff apiarist was featured in a Mar. 15 Toronto Star story about the increasing popularity of sustainable beekeeping programs.

Paul Kelly, research and apiary manager for U of G’s Honey Bee Research Centre, talked about why interest in beekeeping programs has surged, particularly among younger people. He also discussed the many opportunities for research and work in this growing field.

The University of Guelph has offered accredited bee research and apiary management studies in Ontario since 1894, and now offers weekend courses in beekeeping.