UoGuelph breaks ground for new Honey Bee Research Centre


The University of Guelph has begun construction on a new Honey Bee Research Centre (HBRC). This $16M, 15,000-square-foot facility will replace UoGuelph’s current centre when it begins operations in 2025. The centre will feature education spaces, event rooms, a laboratory, bee breeding facilities, pollinator gardens, and a shop for hive products. The new HBRC will be named after Lydia Luckevich–a UoGuelph alumnus who donated $7.5M toward the HBRC’s construction–and her late husband Don Pinchin. UoGuelph Associate Dean (External Relations) of the Ontario Agricultural College John Cranfield said that the new facility will change how the school manages hives and conducts research, while also allowing the program to scale up its education and public engagement efforts.

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