This iconic Paul Kelly Bee Belt is made in Canada from vegetable tanned leather and metal rivets. The high quality craftsmanship will stand the test of time. It holds a hive tool by magnet, queen cage, queen marking tool, and provides space for more tools.
As of December 2019 all proceeds from the sale of Paul Kelly Bee Belts will be donated directly to the University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre project.
As honey bee health has declined significantly in the past decade, the HBRC's role in bee health research has become increasingly important and recognized. The general public and all levels of government are now well aware of the importance of honey bees and are engaged in learning more about pollinators and in initiating projects to address the many factors affecting bee health. The interest in the hobby or profession of beekeeping has also surged exponentially. The HRBC enables access to apiculture courses and many other educational experiences for university students and the wider community.
Ongoing research and education is needed to support these critical members of the ecosystem and that's why the new and expanded Honey Bee Research Centre is so important.
With your help, honey bee research and education will thrive for generations to come. For more information on how you can support the new Honey Bee Research Centre.