Penn State researchers are leading the research investigating the disappearance of honey bees.

The loss of honey bees is a multifaceted problem and is reflected in projects ranging from understanding the incidence and prevalence of viruses and the role of pesticides on bee health and behavior to the role mites have on colony decline, including vectoring disease and impairing the bee immune system.

For a comprehensive list of pollination faculty, researchers, educators, extension specialists and outreach coordinators at Penn State visit the Center for Pollinator Research


  • Distinguished Professor of Entomology
  • Director, Center for Pollinator Research

Areas of Expertise

  • Pollinators
  • Honey Bees
  • Social Insects
  • Genomics
  • Immunity
  • Behavior
  • Physiology
  • Lorenzo L. Langstroth Early Career Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Entomology
  • Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology
  • Co-director, Center for Chemical Ecology