Dyce Laboratory

Welcome to the Dyce Laboratory for Honey Bee Research, named after Professor Elton J. Dyce who headed Cornell’s honey bee program from 1947-1966. Professor Dyce is best known for his research on the properties of honey and his patented method for producing creamed honey. The Dyce Method is used by commercial and hobbyists producers of creamed honey throughout the world. Construction of the bee lab was funded from patent royalties and a contribution from the United States Department of Agriculture. The lab opened in 1968 under the direction of Professor Roger A. Morse who headed Cornell’s honey bee program from 1966 until his retirement in 1996. Direction of the lab was turned over to Professor Nicholas W. Calderone in 1996 when he was hired to lead Cornell’s honey bee research, teaching and extension programs.  More about Dyce Lab...



Dyce Lab in Fall... 
Entomology class
Master beekeeper workshop
Ether roll

Dyce Lab News:

Dyce Lab construction is finished!  A 2,000 square foot addition is completed. It will provide much needed space for growing research and teaching programs. It will also be home for the Master Beekeeper Program. Take a look at what happened...

Cornell's Entomology Department

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

United States Department of Agriculture Research Labs

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Digitization of the EF Phillips Rare Beekeeping Book Collection is a project that is a direct result of EAS 2002 at Cornell but is in fact a Cornell program with beekeepers providing some of the funding.

The Everett F. Phillips Beekeeping Collection at Mann Library, Cornell University. The world's largest and most valuable collection of books and manuscripts on bees and beekeeping. New York State beekeepers and royalties received from the Dyce Honey Patent funded the endowment.

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