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Dave Barr is a biologist and urban beekeeper with an interest in pollination biology and environmental education. He became interested in the plight of pollinators through his work with honey bees.
Dave leads citizen scientist volunteers in a pollinator monitoring program at the Evergreen Brick Works. He has helped manage honey bee hives at the Evergreen Brick Works, the Royal York Hotel and Downsview Park. He carried out research and teaching at both the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto for over 30 years.
Dave has taken beekeeping courses at the University of Guelph and the Ontario Beekeepers Association. He is a member of the Toronto Beekeepers' Cooperative, the Toronto District Beekeepers' Association, and the Toronto Entomologist's Association. He earned a Ph.D. degree at Cornell University.