Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

bumble bee approaches milkweed blossoms
Genes Behind Bumble Bee Stripe Colors
Roar supercomputer provided computational power for data-intense gene expression studies that uncovered the pathway behind bumble bee stripe colors.
honey bee worker on comb
Organic Beekeeping: A Sweet Alternative for Produce Growers
When it comes to organic beekeeping, there is plenty of good news prefaced by a bit of bad news, according to Dr. Robyn Underwood, an Assistant Research Professor with Penn State Extension.
November entomologist
Entomologist of the Month: Edith Patch
In 1930, Edith Marion Patch became the first female president of the Entomological Society of America. This factsheet was produced by Center for Pollinator Research graduate student fellow Staci Cibotti.

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