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.
Beekeeping 101
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.
The Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan (P4)
The P4 provides recommendations for best practices and resources to support and expand pollinator populations.
Pollinator Garden Certification
Certify your pollinator-friendly garden with the Penn State Master Gardeners.
Bee Extension
Get up-to-date information about diverse pollinator species, and how to manage and protect them.

Center News

Penn State Extension to host a weekly pollinator webinar series beginning June 3rd
May 26, 2020
Learn about the bees in your neighborhood and how to support them by attending this summer’s free pollinator webinar series moderated by Tom Butzler and Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe from Penn State Extension. Webinars will cover a broad range of topics including drivers for bee declines, introductions to bee biology and diversity, and a discussion of what we can do as citizens to support local pollinator communities. The first seminar, ‘Pollinator Health Challenges: A bee’s perspective’, will feature Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe on Wednesday, June 3rd at 3:00 PM (ET).
Asian Giant Hornets
May 7, 2020
Asian giant hornets, which are sometimes called sparrow wasps and murder hornets, are a potentially invasive wasp from eastern Asia. A colony was found on Vancouver Island in 2019 and destroyed.
What to Do If You Find a Beehive on Your Property
May 6, 2020
Hardworking honeybees may not be your favorite houseguests, but their threatened populations and critical environmental role in pollinating crops mean you should never exterminate a thriving colony.