Former Monsanto Plant Could Become Bee Research Facility

The former Monsanto facility in Othello may soon be reborn as a bee research facility for Washington State University. According to officials The college’s Honey Bee and Pollinator Research and Education program will set up at the former corn breeding plant located on Booker Rd. The purchase price is $2.5 million and is contingent on an environmental inspection. Bayer shut down the facility in 2018 after purchasing Monsanto.