The Center for Honeybee Research is an IRS recognized 501-C (3) educational charitable organization and all donations are fully tax deductible. We are an all-volunteer “grass-roots” organization founded to conduct “citizen-science.”
Why is this necessary? Because there are gaps in the investigation of the causes of the current crisis. Honey bee colonies are failing to survive winter as never before in their 50 million year history. Our academic institutions are not stepping up and government budgets are being cut. No one is taking responsibility to systematically seek answers we desperately need now. It is hoped the Center for Honeybee Research can grow to overcome obstacles which have prevented progress.
The Center has four long-term goals:
- To promote conferences, schools and events to educate beekeepers and the general public on the importance of honeybees in our environment.
- To engage in research to further our knowledge of honeybees as well as find answers to challenges to their continued existence.
- To serve as a world communications center for the exchange of information and contacts relating to bees and beekeeping.
- 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.