Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

solitary bee nest
A look inside a bee hotel
IBC Education Specialist Heather Desorcie reports on this fall's solitary bee workshop, hosted by the
Arboretum at Penn State.
bumble bee on flower
Wild bumble bee pollination service
A new paper from the Integrated Crop Pollination Project led by Penn State researchers found that wild bumble bee colony abundance, scaled by field size, predicts pollination services.
honey bee on flower
Penn State Gen Ed Staff Picks
ENT 222, Honey Bees and Humans, made the list of the “The Best Penn State Gen Eds We Actually Enjoyed.”

Upcoming Seminars & Events

PSU Entomology Department Seminar (Fri, Oct 22 @ 11:10 am)
Multideterminants of coloration in an aposematic moth
Swanne Gordon, Washington University, St. Louis
107 Forest Resources Building
PSU Research Unplugged Speaker Series
Thank a bee! The importance of pollination in Pennsylvania
Natalie Boyle, October 21, 1:30 pm
In-person programming at the Pasto Agricultural Museum

Monarch Conservation Webinar
Recovery of the monarch butterfly: Federal and state legislation that can provide hope for this iconic animal
Scott Black, Xerces Society
Online, free registration, October 26, 2 pm ET
Undergraduate Research Workshop Series
10-Part Series, Sept 15, 21, 29; Oct 5, 13, 19, 27; Nov 2, 10, 16
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