We are proud to announce the official opening of the Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products (CRCHBP) occurred last month in Yanchep, north of Perth. Capilano Managing Director and CRCHBP board member, Ben McKee, was buzzed to attend the exciting event along with industry.
Instead of cutting a ribbon, honey was spun in an extractor by Attorney-General Christian Porter, Chairman Paul McKenzie along with two of the first Western Australian Certificate III in Beekeeping graduates to commemorate the occasion.
At Capilano, the health and welfare of bees is of paramount importance to us. This is why in March last year, we joined forces with the University of Western Australia, University of the Sunshine Coast and the Australian Government to form the CRCHBP to work together to future-proof our Australian bee population, the next generation of Beekeepers and Bee Scientists.
As a founding member of the CRC for Honey Bee Products, Capilano is thrilled that the research centre has now officially opened. We are proud to contribute funding to its important research programs focusing on Bee Health, Hive Sites, Honey Products and Chain of Custody.
Stay tuned to learn more about some of the amazing research we will be supporting through this fantastic initiative.