At Niagara College, our approach to agri-food is holistic, meaning we look at the entire food system. An ever-increasingly important part of a vibrant food system are pollinators. To support that vibrant system in Ontario, in Canada and globally, thousands of commercial beekeepers will be required over the next decade. To meet that demand, Niagara College is offering Eastern Canada’s first ever Commercial Beekeeping Program.
This quickly expanding occupation will require a highly skilled labour force to care for the managed pollinators as wild pollinators continue to decline globally. Thousands of commercial beekeepers will be required over the next decade to meet the expected demand for pollination services required for various agricultural crops in Canada and around the world.