The Center for Honeybee Research exists to provide unbiased data from the hives of beekeepers throughout the world and make it freely available to the public.

We are taking the lead in systematically collecting scientific data for answers to the pressing issues plaguing the honeybee.

Without this research, there exists no objective information on the size, production, or longevity of honeybee colonies. The information gathered is being used by beekeepers and universities to enhance the productivity and resilience of honeybee colonies.

We also strive to educate the public about the importance of all pollinators—birds, bats, butterflies, and beetles as well as honeybees—and their vital role in sustaining numerous ecosystems. Learning opportunities include:

Learn more about our annual Black Jar Honey Contest