New facility for WSU bee program

Washington State University’s Honeybee and Pollinator Research and Education program has a new home! The university has signed a purchase agreement on a facility located near Othello. According to a press release, scientists will have more room and equipment to continue building one of the world’s most renowned programs to help save bees.

The sale includes a 60-day inspection period, so WSU can do a full environmental inspection of the existing facility and land. If that goes well, WSU will close the deal.

Back in June, the WSU Board of Regents authorized the $2.8 million purchase of the facility. We’re told that $1.8 million in donations has been raised for the building.

The WSU bee program plans to host a grand opening event in the spring.