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

Bee Extension
Get up-to-date information about diverse pollinator species, and how to manage and protect them.
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.
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.
Pollinator Garden Certification
Certify your pollinator-friendly garden with the Penn State Master Gardeners.

Center News

Bug of the Month - April 2020
April 1, 2020
Bug of the Month is a student–run monthly post which highlights the diversity of insects found in Pennsylvania.
Beescape Monthly Update for March
March 30, 2020
Greetings from the Beescape Team!
Pollen nutrition may guide broad patterns of bee species host-plant preferences
March 23, 2020
Bees balance their protein and lipids from pollen of different flowers. Our new research article analyzes a suite of plant species pollen nutritional values to discover trends in bee-flower interactions. This dataset could help growers, gardeners, and conservationists when selecting plant species to choose for pollinator habitat restoration by providing species rich and nutritionally diverse landscapes.

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