Center for Pollinator Research

The Center for Pollinator Research at Pennsylvania State University is committed to developing and implementing integrative, multidisciplinary approaches to improving pollinator health, conservation, and management for ecosystems services through research, education, outreach and policy.

Spotlight

The Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan (P4)
The P4 was developed with input from 36 individuals represented 28 state- and national organizations and stakeholder groups. It summarizes the current state of pollinators in Pennsylvania, and provides recommendations for best practices and resources to support and expand pollinator populations.
Beekeeping 101 Online Course
Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or thinking about starting a backyard beehive, Penn State Beekeeping 101 is a one-of-a-kind completely online learning experience.
Pollinator Garden Certification
Certify your pollinator-friendly garden with the Penn State Master Gardeners.

Center News

Busy Bees: Penn Staters share how they protect pollinators
April 19, 2018
Most people have probably seen the phrase “bees are dying at an alarming rate” on the internet. Most pass it off as a joke, but one Penn State organization is taking it to heart.
5 ways you can offset declining bee populations with your garden
April 4, 2018
As you plan your spring garden, consider adding pollinator-friendly trees and plants to provide food and habitat for bee populations that are in decline across the country and worldwide.
Discovery Space’s Bee Hive Exhibit
April 4, 2018
The new Hive exhibit at Discovery Space allows young children to act out the social lives of bees. Children can wear a bee costume, buzz over to larger-than-life flowers to collect pollen and nectar, take the nectar into the hive and do the waggle dance.

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