About Us
The Center for Honeybee Research is an IRS recognized 501-C (3) educational charitable organization and all donations are fully tax deductible. We are “natural” beekeepers - by which is meant - we refrain from placing chemicals and antibiotics in our hives. We don’t believe so much honey or pollen should be removed from a colony it needs to be fed to stave off starvation. We think maximum genetic diversity should be encouraged in stocks that are acclimatized to the environments in which they live.

In dealing with the challenges posed by globalized pests and pestilence we believe in working with nature to select bees more resistant and pathogens less virulent - to reach a sustainable balance. In a honeybee colony the sum is greater than it’s parts and we believe in learning from their wisdom rather than imposing 'fixes' based upon human paradigms. They have been the more successful species for longer than we can count in generations - the least we can do is help mitigate the harm ours does to their chances of survival.


The Center has four long-term goals:

  1. To promote conferences, schools and events to educate beekeepers and the general public on the importance of honeybees in our environment.
  2. To engage in research to further our knowledge of honeybees as well as find answers to challenges to their continued existence.
  3. To serve as a world communications center for the exchange of information and contacts relating to bees and beekeeping.
  4. To establish a comprehensive laboratory for the analyses of everything affecting the health of bees and their environment.

Not everyone realizes honeybees are vegetarians who receive their entire sustenance from the largesse of plants - nor that the plants they visit are immeasurably enriched by the exchange.


In fact flowering plants and honeybees are two sides of the same coin. There’s probably not another species on the planet which causes less damage or gives back more than it takes from its ecosystem.


May your bees live long and prosper.




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