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

Beescape
Get a bee's eye view of your landscape.
The Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan (P4)
The P4 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

Notes from the Lab: The Latest Bee Science Distilled
June 26, 2019
A roadmap for how to minimize pesticide risk to bees by Scott McArt
Dutch Gold Undergraduate Award 2019 recipient, Jacklyn Kiner sits next to a bumblebee colony to be dissected under a dissecting microscope.
2019 Dutch Gold Undergraduate Scholarship supports research and education in bee health
June 21, 2019
To help catalyze research and education in bee health, Dutch Gold Honey, based in Lancaster County, PA, endowed an Undergraduate Scholarship in Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences in 2010. This yearly award pairs students in the College of Agricultural Sciences with faculty mentors from the Penn State Center for Pollinator Research. The 2019 Dutch Gold Scholarship has been awarded to two students, Jacklyn Kiner and Matthew Poorman, whose projects seek to improve methods for bee management and public learning about bees.
Online Hands-On Mapping System Helps Keep Pollinators Safe
June 20, 2019
Researchers have been working for well over a decade to enhance the health of pollinators and now beekeepers, citizen scientists, and anyone interested in pollinator health can join in using a new online tool, Beescape.