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August 10, 2010

Penn State held the first International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy, on July 24-28, 2010.

Photo: Annemarie Mountz
July 26, 2010

Penn State's efforts to address Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a nationwide phenomenon in which the adult honeybees of a hive disappear, often spelling death for the colony, will benefit from a gift of $100,000 to aid pollinator research.

June 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the beginning of a 13-state survey of honey bee pests and diseases conducted cooperatively by USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Pennsylvania State University (PSU). The survey will help USDA scientists to determine the prevalence of parasites and disease-causing microorganisms that may be contributing to the decline of honey bee colonies nationwide.

June 9, 2010

Penn State has received a $250,000 gift to endow a graduate fellowship in entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

June 9, 2010

Penn State has received a $250,000 gift to endow a graduate fellowship in entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

May 14, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Africa is home to about 1 billion people, and a recent report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) indicates as many as 30 percent of them suffer from chronic hunger or malnutrition. A new initiative announced by Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is aimed at working with African institutions to ease this human suffering while enhancing food and economic security through agricultural research and education.

March 12, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The first International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Heath and Policy is being hosted by the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research on July 24-28, 2010 at the University Park campus.

February 1, 2010

Registration is now open for the first International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Heath and Policy being hosted by the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research July 24-28, 2010 at the University Park campus.

February 1, 2010

As scientists struggle to come to grips with Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious disease threatening to wipe out domesticated honeybees in the United States, they have begun to cast a worried eye towards wild bees -- trying to gauge their numbers, health and ecological status.

December 21, 2009

Penn State’s Center for Pollinator Research will be hosting the first International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Heath and Policy from July 24-28, 2010. This is the first notice.

November 5, 2009

Through a generous donation of the E. B. O'Keeffe Charitable Foundation, we are announcing a special graduate fellowship to support the educational training of a graduate student conducting research on honey bee health in the Department of Entomology at Penn State.