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  • 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.