The Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility is the largest and most comprehensive state‐supported apiculture facility in North America and the only one in California.
The Laidlaw Facility provides leading cutting‐edge research focusing on basic bee biology and genetics. The faculty also addresses international concerns about bee health, and meet the needs of California’s multibillion dollar agricultural industry. The facility's expertise includes honey bee breeding and genetics, and native bee biology. This facility is uniquely qualified to investigate declining populations of honey bees, native bees and other insect pollinators and to provide solutions.