Feb 13, 2020
Grand opening set for new WSU honeybee research facility

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 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. Washington State University (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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