Penn State's Center for Pollinator Research hosted the First International Conference on Pollinator Biology Health and Policy from July 24-28, 2010.

The goal of the conference was to highlight the diversity of issues facing pollinators, and to bring together multiple interest groups to engage in a dialog about the best approaches to mitigating these issues and supporting conservation. The conference attracted over 200 people from 14 different countries. Speakers and registrants included representatives from academic and government research groups, government policy organizations, agricultural industries, beekeeper groups, non-profit organizations, and private citizens. Selected materials from the conference are below, including the program and abstract booklet, and the powerpoint presentations of speakers in the symposium on Evolving Policies on Pollinator Risk Assessment and Conservation.

Abstract Booklet

PDF document, 2.1 MB

1st International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy

Welcoming Address

PDF document, 8.0 MB

Given by Christina Grozinger

European policy instruments for pollinator conservation

PDF document, 3.0 MB

Stuart Roberts & Simon G. Potts


PDF document, 1.7 MB


Center for Pollinator Research

PDF document, 1.2 MB

Mark Sharer - Director of Development - The Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Sciences

USDA Programs Addressing Pollinator Decline and CCD

PDF document, 636.4 KB

Mary Purcell-Miramontes, Kevin Hackett, & Jeff Pettis

A Beekeeper’s Perspective on U.S. Pesticide Policy

PDF document, 653.8 KB

Steve Ellis - Representing the National Honey Bee Advisory Board - Remarks for the First International Conference on Pollinator Health, Biology and Policy Penn State University July 26, 2010

A Beekeeper’s Perspectiveon Pesticide Policy (Slides)

PDF document, 1.9 MB

Steve Ellis - Representing the National Honey Bee Advisory Board

Putting Federal Pollinator Conservation Policies into Practice

PDF document, 7.4 MB

Presented by Mace Vaughan - Pollinator Program Director, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Joint Pollinator Conservation Specialist, USDA-NRCS WNTSC

Development of Rynaxypyr®: Assessment of Impact to Non-target Organisms Including Pollinators in the Insecticide Discovery Process

PDF document, 2.8 MB

By James J. Rauh, Kristin E. Brugger, Axel Dinter, E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.

USDA APHIS Honey Bee Health Program

PDF document, 800.0 KB

By Robyn Rose, PhD - National Program Manager

Pollinator Policy: Motivation, Legislation, and On-going Efforts

PDF document, 1.6 MB

By Doug Holy - National Invasive Species & Pollinator Specialist

Pollinator Protection in EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs

PDF document, 102.8 KB

Conference Photographs