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.


Tracking the health of Feral Bees
We aim to identify how feral and managed honey bees differ in immune gene expression and loads of viral pathogens. Our goal is to identify genetic stocks that can naturally deal better with disease.
Landscapes for Honey Bees
Identifying landscape features that promote honey bee health through a beekeeper-scientist partnership.
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

How you can help save the bees and help pollinator research in Pennsylvania
May 17, 2017
Pennsylvania has one of the highest bee colony losses in the country, with about 45 to 50 percent of colonies dying. Scientists are researching colony collapse disorder and trying to stop it. You can help. There are two citizen science projects in the research lab of Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Penn State extension apiculturist.
Student Research Spotlight - Tyler Jones
May 12, 2017
This is the 7th of thirteen short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.
Buzzworthy: How you can help America's pollinators
May 9, 2017
The mysterious disappearance of honeybees known as colony collapse disorder no longer is the threat that it once was. But bees of all stripes still need a little help.

Upcoming Events

The Great Insect Fair
When: September 23, 2017
Where: Snider Agricultural Arena