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Foto 1. Flores macho (izquierda) y hembra (derecha) de la planta de calabaza. Crédito: Lori Shapiro.
Polinización Integrada de Cultivos de Calabazas - Articles Articles

Polinización Integrada de Cultivos de Calabazas

乐动体育注册 Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D., Dr. James Cane, Dr. Katharina Ullmann

El género Cucurbita contiene distintas especies de calabaza (también conocidas como: calabaceras, calabacines o zapallos). En los Estados Unidos, las plantas de calabaza son comunes en granjas y jardines en todo el país. More
Honey Bee Diseases: American Foulbrood
Honey Bee Diseases: American Foulbrood - Articles Articles

Honey Bee Diseases: American Foulbrood

Margarita López-Uribe, Ph.D., Robyn Underwood, PhD

American foulbrood only attacks honey bee larvae, weakening the colony and quickly leading to its death. More
Photo: Dianna Kerr, Penn State
Creating a Pollinator Garden - Workshops Workshops
Learn how you can help pollinators in your yard! More
Figure 1. The varroa mite, Varroa destructor. Photo by Kate Anton.
Methods to Control Varroa Mites: An Integrated Pest Management Approach - Articles Articles

Methods to Control Varroa Mites: An Integrated Pest Management Approach

Robyn Underwood, PhD, Margarita López-Uribe, Ph.D.

Varroa mites (Varroa destructor), are the most influential of all of the pests and diseases of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) today. More
A squash bee deep inside a pumpkin flower. Notice the pollen grains on its hairy legs. Photo: Tom Butzler, Penn State
Native Pollinators Provide Free Services for Growers - News News
With winter officially over and the warmer temperatures moving in, beekeepers will be able to open hives and fully assess their health. More
A honeybee visiting strawberry flower. Photo: Tom Butzler, Penn State
Strawberry Pollination: a Complex and Tricky Business - Articles Articles
Next time you purchase strawberries from a grocery store or local grower/roadside stand, closely inspect one before you chomp down on it. What makes that berry so attractive to eat? More
Installing Packaged Bees
Installing Packaged Bees - Videos Videos

Installing Packaged Bees

乐动体育注册 Kathleen Ciola Evans

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View this video to learn how to install bees. More
Plants left standing provide homes for pollinators and add winter interest to your garden. Photo credit: Connie Schmotzer
Fall Garden Care for Pollinators - Articles Articles
This article discusses the beneficial pollinators that overwinter in the garden and best practices for providing habitat for them. More
Pollinators on Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod) Photo credit: Connie Schmotzer
Best Plants for Pollinators - News News

Best Plants for Pollinators

05/21/2018

Research conducted by Penn State Master Gardeners reveals the best plants to attract and support pollinators. Find out more through this article and accompanying pollinator fact sheets. More
Penn State Master Gardeners Alice Simmons and Steve Lentz monitor pollinator preference plants at John C. Rudy County Park in York County. Photo: Penn State
Penn State Master Gardener Programs Promote Pollinator Populations - News News
Master Gardener initiatives help to restore bee populations, include the Pollinator Preference Program, which guides homeowners and gardeners on the best flower varieties to attract and support pollinators. More
Female cuckoo bee, Triepeolus remigatus. Photo by Alex Surcică, Penn State
Protecting Pollinators: What Role Can the Greenhouse Industry Play? - News News
The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State University recently released the Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan. More
Photo 1. Blueberry blossom showing the characteristic flowers of this plant. Note that the flowers are closed, bell-shaped and pendant. Photo credit: Nicole Castle, contributed to Plant Village.
Who Pollinates Pennsylvania Blueberry Plants? - Articles Articles

Who Pollinates Pennsylvania Blueberry Plants?

乐动体育注册 Margarita López-Uribe, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D., Kristal Watrous, Nolan Amon

Blueberries (genus Vaccinium) are a high-value crop in Pennsylvania and the United States, with an estimated value of at least $825 million to the US economy in 2014. More
This penstemon flower offers bees a landing pad and nectar guides. Photo by Connie Schmotzer
Pollination and Pollinators - Articles Articles

Pollination and Pollinators

Constance Schmotzer

Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anthers of a flower to the stigma of the same flower or another flower. The result is the production of fertile seeds. More
A successful pollinator garden includes a diversity of plants. Photo by Connie Schmotzer
Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens - Articles Articles
One of the most important ways you can help pollinators is by provisioning your yard with plants that provide pollen and nectar. To attract butterflies, you will also need to include a variety of larval host plants for caterpillars to eat. More
Mason bee house. Photo credit: Dyan Eisenberger
Mason Bees in the Home Garden - Articles Articles

Mason Bees in the Home Garden

乐动体育注册 Lois Prytherch

Learn about the importance of mason bees as pollinators and how to encourage their activity in your garden. More
Photo 1. Two type of bee hotels for stem nesters: (left) Box with cardboard straws and (right) wooden block with drilled holes. Photo credit: Margarita López-Uribe, Penn State
Spring Bees: Who Are They and Where Do They Live? - Articles Articles

Spring Bees: Who Are They and Where Do They Live?

Margarita López-Uribe, Ph.D.

While spring is the beginning of the beekeeping season, early blooming plants not only feed honey bees but also hundreds of native solitary bee species that emerge at around the same time. More
Andrena on apple blossom. Photo: David Biddinger
Orchard Pollination: Wild Bees - Articles Articles

Orchard Pollination: Wild Bees

乐动体育注册 Dave Biddinger, Ph.D.

Managed pollinators like honey bees and mason bees are important pollinators for orchards, but research suggests that wild bees also contribute significantly to fruit tree pollination. More
Osmia cornifrons on an apple blossom. Photo: David Biddinger
Orchard Pollination: Solitary (Mason) Bees - Articles Articles

Orchard Pollination: Solitary (Mason) Bees

乐动体育注册 Dave Biddinger, Ph.D.

Growers of bee-pollinated crops, particularly apples, may be interested in the possible use of solitary bees as pollinators. More
Growers dependent on honey bees must constantly maintain a delicate balance between protecting their crops from pests and pathogens and protecting pollinators.
Orchard Pollination: Honey Bees - Articles Articles

Orchard Pollination: Honey Bees

Dave Biddinger, Ph.D.

European honey bees are the primary managed pollinators in orchards because their abundance can be managed from year to year. More
The nearer the pollinizer to the producing tree, the better distribution by the bees of pollen to all blossoms. Crabapples are often used as pollinizers.
Orchard Pollination: Pollinizers, Pollinators and Weather - Articles Articles
Pollination involves the integration of several biological and physical factors, including cultivar compatibility, synchronous blooming, insects, and proper weather conditions. More
Pesticidas y la Salud de los Polinizadores
Pesticidas y la Salud de los Polinizadores - Articles Articles

Pesticidas y la Salud de los Polinizadores

Sharon I Gripp, Héctor Núñez Contreras

Penn State está a la vanguardia en asuntos relacionados con la salud de los polinizadores. More
Las flores de manzanas requieren la polinización cruzada por abejas, y las variedades de polinización se tienen que incluir en un plan de plantación del huerto.
Señalamientos Acerca de la Polinización para Incrementar la Cosecha de Manzanas - Articles Articles
Este archivo describe los factores que afectan el proceso de polinización, la formación de las yemas florales y la floración. More
Photo by M. Seetin.
Pollinators and Pesticide Sprays during Bloom in Fruit Plantings - Articles Articles

Pollinators and Pesticide Sprays during Bloom in Fruit Plantings

Dave Biddinger, Ph.D., Kathy Demchak, Ed Rajotte, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

Use of pesticides during bloom is a complicated problem with the solutions relying on understanding the detailed relationships among chemicals, pollinators and pest management needs. More
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
Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds
Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds - Articles Articles

Orchard Wildlife Management - Birds

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

On many farms or orchards, bird damage is minimal while for others, problems from birds can be substantial. More
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