Bayer AG, a global chemical and pharmaceutical enterprise, selected BHDP, as part of a design build team, to deliver a collaborative space for scientific research and community engagement to advance bee science. Located in Research Triangle Park, NC; the 5,300 sf North American Bee Care Center is a forward-thinking facility that blends scientific research and public education of the agricultural business, a first of its kind in North America.

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This innovative, interactive center allows visitors to participate in hands-on learning and live demonstrations held in the extensive workshop and laboratory viewing area or at the exterior Hive Observation area. Research labs allow full-time scientists and student researchers to explore bee diseases and pests while the public can access data using interactive equipment and videos for additional education. A two-acre bee garden surrounds the facility and supports flowering plants to extend the outdoor learning environment for professionals and the public over all four seasons.

As a certified USGBC LEED Silver certified facility, the North American Bayer Bee Care Center encompasses all that it means to build green, teach green and live green.

“The center helps us leave a better world through protecting pollinator health and providing a more sustainable future for growers who depend on honey bees to pollinate their crops. The research and development innovations developed here are a necessary component of providing enough safe, healthy food to nourish a rapidly expanding global population.” Jim Blome, President and CEO, Bayer CropScience LP

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