The Kawartha Junior Beekeepers Program was started in 2017 by four beekeepers:  Marcy Adzich, Tom Childs, John MacFarlane and Lenka Petric.

Today, volunteer mentors lead and assist with all three programs in Kawartha, Durham Region and Niagara Region.  Mentors are beekeepers and/or educators who have an interest in sharing their knowledge and skills in beekeeping with the younger generation.