Image Galleries

CPR Image Gallery - A Flickr page with various pollinator images, including beekeeping photos, native pollinators, and flowers. All photos may be used if properly cited. (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)


Pollinator Panic - This is an online strategy game developed by an interdisciplinary team of students that allows players to assume the role of a field researcher who is working to restore a bee community.

Social Media

Bug of the Month - Bug of the Month is a student–run monthly post which highlights the diversity of insects found in Pennsylvania. Initiated by Entomology graduate student Rachel McLaughlin, this effort combines her passions for photography, entomology, and natural history. Learn more about entomology and native Pennsylvania insects by visiting her Facebook page, Bugging Over Science.

Webinar Series

2020 Pollinator Webinar Series - This webinar series covered a wide breadth of novel topics in pollinator research and was organized by Dr. Lopez-Uribe.

2020-2021 Global Perspectives in Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management Seminar SeriesRecorded and co-hosted by Penn State University and the University of Freiburg in Germany, this series highlights the research contributions and perspectives of scientists, science advocates and regulatory officials across the globe with a specific focus on evolving IPPM philosophies and recommendations.

2021 How to Work with Blue Orchard Bees - This series of videos provides an introduction to the solitary blue orchard bees, which can be managed commercially to provide tree fruit pollination.

Podcasts and Interviews

The Arthro-Pod - A podcast about various arthropods and arthropod topics! This podcast is hosted by extension agents and entomology professors, including Penn State's very own Dr. Michael Skvarla. Episodes that include Center for Pollinator Research Members:

  • Episode 51: Helping the Monarch Butterfly with Thelma Heidel-Baker from the Xerces Society
    and Dr. Tori Pocius of Penn State

PolliNation - PolliNation is a podcast from Oregon State University Extension Service that tells the stories of researchers, land managers and concerned citizens who are making bold strides to improve the health of pollinators. Episodes that include Center for Pollinator Research members:

  • Episode 31: Dr. Doug Sponslor - The Risk of Pesticides to Honey Bees and Ecotoxicology
  • Episode 33: Dr. Mehmet Ali Doke - How Honey Bees Survive the Winter
  • Episode 47: Dr. Briana Ezray - Mullerian Mimicry and why Telling Bumble bee Species Apart by
    Color can be Hard.
  • Episode 78: Emily Erickson, PhD Candidate - Breeding and the Attractiveness of Garden Plants
  • Episode 146: Shelby Kilpatrick - Checklist of Pennsylvania Bees
  • Episode 147: Christina Grozinger - Beescape

The Bee Report Podcast – The Bee Report is a news source dedicated to helping bee experts, citizen scientists and the bee-curious stay connected to the wide world of bees. TBR covers bee-related science, conservation, politics, economics and technology with original reporting and a weekly news summary. Episodes that include Center for Pollinator Research members:

Urban Wildlife Podcast - The Urban Wildlife Podcast brings together the natural and urban worlds with conversations with experts about encounters with wild animals, plants, and more in cities across the globe.

Pollinator: Judgment Day - Put together by WAMU 88.5 American University Radio, this radio hour discusses honey bee declines, our use of honey, and the production of bee products and includes CPR member Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe.

Indiana in the Morning Interview - This interview with Dr. Christina Grozinger covers the health of Pennsylvania's bee populations and how we can help them.


Why Are Bees Important? (Penn State Extension)
In this video, you will learn why bees are ecologically and economically critical for the sustainability of our food supply system

This Bee Gets Punched by Flowers for Your Ice Cream (KQED Deep Look)
This video explores the importance of pollination provided by alfalfa leafcutting bees and how you likely rely on them for your ice cream!

Watch This Bee Build Her Bee-jeweled Nest (KQED Deep Look)
Blue orchard bees are blue-green, solitary, and can be more efficient pollinators than honeybees! Explore the nest of a blue orchard bee to see their unique nesting strategy.

Honey Bees Make Honey… and Bread? (KQED Deep Look)
Honey bees rely on more than just honey to meet their nutritional needs, learn more about the honey bee diet in this video!

Hot fuzz: video describing bumble bee heat generation (Schilder Lab - PSU)
In this video, you will learn how bumble bees generate the heat required for flight and keeping the colony warm.

Three-Part Video Series (Montana State University) - In this video series, you will learn about honey bee research being done at Montana State University,

  1. Honey Bee Research at MSU
  2. Honey Bee Pathogens
  3. Honey Bee Pathogen Detection

Solitary Royals (Great Plains Nature Center)
A charming music video set to a parody of Lorde's “Royals" about the importance of solitary bees.

Penn State Extension introduction to Bee Monitoring (Lopez-Uribe Lab - PSU)
This video series is designed for gardeners and conservationists interested in performing long-term monitoring of bee populations.  Separate videos will introduce you to bee bowls and blue vane traps, washing, pinning and labeling caught specimens, and using a microscope to identify the bees you capture.

Educational Posters

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