Les Eccles, B.Sc.

Tech-Transfer Program Lead

Les Eccles has been the Tech-Transfer Program Lead since 2011. Les has both a Diploma in Agriculture and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Guelph. Les first developed his interest in beekeeping at the UoG Apiculture Research Centre with Paul Kelly and Ernesto Guzman. Les is also an instructor at the Niagara College Commercial Beekeeping program, and co-operates his own commercial beekeeping business with his wife. Les’s special interest is in honey bee breeding and stock replacement. Over the years he has focused on the development of the Ontario Resistant Honey Bee Selections (ORHBS) program.