Pollination and Bees

Information on pollination and bees, including gardening for native pollinators, such as butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial insects like moths and wasps. Tips on bee health, Beekeeping 101 and pollination requirements for fruits and nuts.

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Tracking the Health of Feral Honey Bees in Pennsylvania
Tracking the Health of Feral Honey Bees in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Dr. Margarita M. López-Uribe is leading a project to map feral bees and analyze their immune systems. If you are aware of an unmanaged honeybee colony, please let us know. More
Waste watermelon on the edge of picnic grounds serves as a sugar buffet for honeybees and yellow jackets. Photo: T. Butzler, Penn State
Bees and Wasps: Foraging for Food in the Fall - Articles Articles
In the fall, bees and wasps are on the hunt for sweets or carbohydrates, the primary energy source that keeps them flying and active for other routine activities. More
Beneficial Insects Can Help the Garden Flourish
Beneficial Insects Can Help the Garden Flourish - Articles Articles
Flies in the family Syrphidae are helpful allies in the garden and in the greenhouse or nursery. More
Wheel bug nymphs
Attracting Beneficial Insects - Articles Articles
There are numerous insects that can be considered “beneficial.” More
A Quick Reference Guide to Honey Bee Parasites, Pests, Predators, and Diseases
A Quick Reference Guide to Honey Bee Parasites, Pests, Predators, and Diseases - Articles Articles
This brochure is a reference to common honey bee maladies, including varroa mite, tracheal mite, bee louse, skunks, bears, foulbrood, and nosema. It also includes references for more information. More
Certify Your Pollinator-friendly Garden: Handout
Certify Your Pollinator-friendly Garden: Handout - Articles Articles
Bees and other pollinators are in trouble. This two-page piece gives gardeners tips on making their yards safe homes for pollinators. More
Certify Your Pollinator-friendly Garden: Flyer
Certify Your Pollinator-friendly Garden: Flyer - Articles Articles
Bees and other pollinators are in trouble. This one-page piece gives gardeners tips on making their yards safe homes for pollinators. More
Wild bees like this bumble bee are essential to Pennsylvania agriculture.
Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania

Mary Barbercheck, Ph.D., David Mortensen, Ph.D.

Wild bees, which include native and naturalized bees, pollinate a variety of crops. In areas of Pennsylvania, wild bees already provide the majority of pollination for some summer vegetable crops. More
Best Management Practices for Bee Health
Best Management Practices for Bee Health - Articles Articles
The Horticultural Research Institute, the research foundation of AmericanHort, announces the release of Best Management Practices for Bee Health in the Horticultural Industry. More
Keeping Honey Bees
Keeping Honey Bees - Articles Articles
The honey bee’s plight has struck a sympathetic nerve with many folks. Maybe you’re one of them. More
Beekeeping 101
Beekeeping 101 - Online Courses Online Courses

Beekeeping 101

10

9 hours

$159.00
This online course about the science and practice of beekeeping is for beginning beekeepers. It covers bee biology and behavior, hive management, equipment, bee products, and more. More
Purple Loosestrife
Purple Loosestrife - Videos Videos
Part 2, 6 minutes. More
Long-blooming Perennials
Long-blooming Perennials - Articles Articles
A listing of perennial plants with long bloom times. More
Planting for Pollinators...
Planting for Pollinators... - Articles Articles
While springtime can often mean ants coming into the kitchen, other insects and animals are hard at work outside pollinating plants. More
Native Pollinators: A promising solution to an emerging crisis
Native Pollinators: A promising solution to an emerging crisis - Videos Videos

Native Pollinators: A promising solution to an emerging crisis

Ed Rajotte, Ph.D., Dave Biddinger, Ph.D.

9:15

Learn the importance of native pollinators in Pennsylvania. More
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