Feb 13, 2020
New WSU honeybee research facility plans grand opening

Washington State University will celebrate the grand opening of its new Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension, and Education Facility on March 6 with a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility.

What: Tours and grand opening celebration

When: Friday, March 6, 3 p.m. social gathering, 3:30 p.m. ribbon cutting, followed by self-guided tours.

Where: 1485 W. Cunningham Rd, Othello WA 99344.

Who: Dean André-Denis Wright, WSU honeybee scientists Steve Sheppard and Brandon Hopkins, other Washington State University (WSU) officials and several Washington beekeepers and industry supporters.

Why: This is the official opening for WSU’s new pollinator facility, home to research supporting state and national beekeepers that helps save honey bees. WSU began fundraising for this facility with a nationally publicized event in 2016, in which then-WSU Provost Dan Bernardo and others wore beards of bees.




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