PSU Beekeeping Club ‘caught the bug’ for treating bees

November 29, 2022

What's the Buzz? Certify your Pollinator Friendly Garden (PDF)

October 25, 2022

October 2022 Newsletter (PDF Download) 1) Pollinator Garden of Merit: Appalachian Trail Museum, Lorrie Preston 2) Outstanding Pollinator Plants: Cornus sericea, red twig dogwood 3) Protecting Pollinators: Avoiding Invasives— callery pear 4) From the Center for Pollinator Research

A Time of Transition: Autumn observations in the garden

October 17, 2022

IBC Education specialist Heather Desorcie reports on how pollinators prepare for winter at the Arboretum at Penn State.

Identify night singing insects with our new field guide!

September 16, 2022

PSU undergraduate student Celia Graef has authored a new pocket guide which provides information about PA's most common night singing insects. Email IBC Education Specialist Heather Desorcie for a physical copy/copies!

Grant funds research that could help certification of organic honey bee products

September 16, 2022

A $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will enable a team of researchers — led by Penn State entomologists — to assess foraging patterns of honey bees on organic farms, with an eye toward creating opportunities for beekeepers to produce certified-organic apiary products.

Study suggests one-third of wild bee species in Pa. have declined in abundance

August 29, 2022

Over a six-year period in southcentral Pennsylvania, measures of biodiversity among wild bee communities declined and one-third of species experienced decreases in abundance, according to a Penn State-led team of researchers.

Master Gardener puppet show pairs pollinator education with catchy tunes

August 24, 2022

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners from Centre County recently debuted “POLLINATORS! The Musical,” a 30-minute production aimed at providing pollinator education in a fun and catchy way. Two upcoming performances will be held on Sept. 11 at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center.

Graduate students in entomology and ecology win prestigious fellowships

August 19, 2022

Two graduate students who work in the laboratory of an entomology faculty member in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences recently received prestigious fellowships to further their graduate education and research.

How Are the Bees?

July 27, 2022

The collapse of our pollinators may no longer be headlines, but we’re still killing their buzz. By Lois Parshley

International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health, Policy slated for 2023

July 12, 2022

By Chuck Gill

Managing habitat for flowering plants may mitigate climate effects on bee health

July 12, 2022

By Chuck Gill

Penn State unit partner projects highlight awareness, importance of pollinators

July 12, 2022

By Jodie LeMaster

Student Research Spotlight - Elena Gratton

May 31, 2022

This is the first of eleven short news articles written by students, during the professional development class, about each other's research.

Building for Bees: A recent workshop offered by the Center for Pollinator Research

May 31, 2022

The Center for Pollinator Research and the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden to host a Pollination Celebration

May 31, 2022

Studying honey bee migration in Kenya

May 20, 2022

Ecology and CPR graduate student Darcy Gray discusses her research on honey bee colony management in Kenya

Smallholder Farmers are the Champions for Climate Change Mitigation

April 14, 2022

Ecology graduate student and Insect Biodiversity Fellow Edward Amoah discusses the PlantVillage Carbon Capture System for agroforestry in Kenya.

Bee Monitoring workshops seek input on native bee conservation strategies

March 28, 2022

Friday's entomology seminar will be held in-person at the Arboretum at Penn State

March 28, 2022

Registration Open for 2022 Maymester Beekeeping Course!

March 14, 2022

Bug of the Month: March

March 1, 2022

'Stick’ around to read about the common walkingstick!

Entomologist of the Month: March

March 1, 2022

Marina Dmitrievna Zerova was a Ukranian entomologist and ecologist, who was fascinated by the parasitic wasps

Student receives Fulbright to study honey bee health, behavior in Kenya

February 14, 2022

Darcy Gray, a graduate student in Penn State's intercollege graduate degree program in ecology, has received a Fulbright Study/Research Award to help beekeepers by examining how habitat and weather patterns drive bee migration and honey production in Kenya.

Entomologist of the Month: February

February 4, 2022

Rampa Rattanarithikul has dedicated her life to the study of mosquitoes and raising awareness for environmental conservation. This factsheet was produced by Center for Pollinator Research graduate student fellow Sean Bresnahan

Bug of the Month: February

February 4, 2022

These critters are from an understated group of macroinvertebrates called water mites. This factsheet was produced by Insect Biodiversity Fellow Francesca Ferguson

Bee Hotels at the Arboretum at Penn State: A Reflection

February 4, 2022

IBC Education Progam Specialist Heather Desorcie reports on the use of, and visitors to, the bee hotels recently installed at the PSU Arboretum's Pollinator and Bird Garden

Now Seeking Applications: Apes Valentes Undergraduate Award and Dutch Gold Honey Undergraduate Scholarship

February 4, 2022

The impacts of modern agriculture on insect diversity

January 24, 2022

Insect Biodiversity Fellow Laura Laiton reports on how monocultural farming practices can change to better serve diverse and beneficial insect communities

Mining for knowledge: Scientists identify bee that can aid black cherry recovery

January 21, 2022

A ground-nesting bee family — commonly known as miner bees — could play a heightened role in rebuilding black cherry populations in Pennsylvania and beyond, according to Penn State entomologists who investigated pollinators’ contributions to the valuable hardwood species.

Students gain research, mentoring skills in Penn State-SFU collaboration

January 20, 2022

Jordan Pietrzykoski had never conducted research before. But the junior psychology major and neuroscience minor at Saint Francis University in Loretto was looking for research opportunities to broaden her educational experience.