HiveBio hits the airwaves

Rock isn’t the only punk thing coming out of Seattle’s airwaves. Biology has gone totally punk, too.

Yesterday, NPR Seattle/Tacoma affiliate KPLU featured HiveBio on their show Sound Effect. Gabriel Spitzer interviewed our CEO and Co-founder Bergen McMurray about HiveBio’s role in citizen science and the community, and what it’s like to run a DIY-Bio lab.

Listen to the feature here: Punk Biology: HiveBio Brings DIY Science Space To Seattle.

Thanks KPLU!

Become a HiveBio Community Lab Member!

Becoming a member of HiveBio Community Lab has never been easier! Go to our Become a Member page, select your membership option, and pay directly online! In-lab credit card options will be available in the next few days! Email with any membership or payment questions.

See you in the lab!

This weekend’s Open Lab Hours:

Saturday October 26:   12pm – 8pm

Sunday October 27:   11am – 1pm

HiveBio Community Lab Open Lab Hours & Events

Tonight we are celebrating the Grand Opening of HiveBio’s laboratory space. What does that mean for current and prospective members?

Our lab will be open for general use on weekends and most week nights. You can purchase a monthly membership, or pay the drop-in fee to use the facilities. All projects must be approved by the Science Safety and Ethics Committee. Please submit a project proposal form so we can provide feedback as soon as possible. A waiver must be signed to utilize the lab facilities, and safety protocols must be strictly followed.

Invite your friends to stop by during our Open Lab hours to have a tour of the lab and find out about our educational programs and resources.

Our Tuesday Night Discussion Group that normally would meet every two weeks at Kaladi Brothers Coffee will now be held in one of the meeting rooms at HiveBio, Building G of the Talaris Center. Our first meeting will be this coming Tuesday night at 7pm. Discussion groups are open to the public and a waiver is not required to participate.

This Weekend’s Open Lab Hours

Saturday October 19:             12pm – 8pm

Sunday October 20:               11am – 3pm

Upcoming Classes and Events

Monday Night Book Club:                  October 21, 7:30pm – 9pm

Tuesday Night Discussion Group:      October 22, 7pm – 9pm

Intro To Biotech (Class):                     October 26, 1pm – 4pm

Lab Ready to Open Friday October 18


We welcome everyone to the Grand Opening of HiveBio Community Laboratory. It is with great excitement and anticipation that we are making last minute preparations for our opening this Friday night at 7pm. Tour the lab, find out more about our objectives and educational programs, mingle with other biohackers and enjoy food and refreshments!

Our Current Projects list has recently been updated. Our first two projects involve creating a bacterial system for experimental genetics, and testing for a specific genetic repeat which is related to novelty-seeking characteristics.

Our address is 4000 NE 41st St, Building G, Seattle, WA 98105. We look forward to meeting you at the Grand Opening this Friday night!

HiveBio Community Lab

Welcome to HiveBio! Located in Seattle, Washington, we serve citizen scientists of all ages and all education levels.

Our facilities are currently under construction but we anticipate opening in mid May of 2013. Feel free to join our bimonthly discussion group during the interim. Details about the discussion group can be found on our calendar.