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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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Master Gardener Amateur Herbalist: Inviting Pollinators to Your Herb Garden
Master Gardener Amateur Herbalist: Inviting Pollinators to Your Herb Garden - Workshops Workshops
$5.00
Find out what herbs attract pollinators to your yard! 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

乐动体育注册 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
Photo courtesy Kimberly Vensel.
The Amazing Monarch Presentation - Workshops Workshops
Kimberly Vensel, aka. Butler Butterfly Lady has been raising butterflies for ten years. More
Installing Packaged Bees
Installing Packaged Bees - Videos Videos

Installing Packaged Bees

Kathleen Ciola Evans

10:39

View this video to learn how to install bees. More
Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping
Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping - Workshops Workshops
Discover more about the vital importance honeybees and beekeeping have on our welfare in this workshop! More
Penn State Master Gardeners Deb Demaska
Bee Pollinator Friendly! - Workshops Workshops
Celebrate National Pollinator Week with fun bee activities! More
Pollinator Garden Workshop Series
Pollinator Garden Workshop Series - Workshops Workshops
Invite pollinators into your yard by creating an eye-catching pollinator garden! 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
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

Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens

乐动体育注册 Constance Schmotzer

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?

乐动体育注册 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
Adam Ricci Butterfly Garden: Seed Collecting
Adam Ricci Butterfly Garden: Seed Collecting - Workshops Workshops
The Adams Ricci Butterfly Garden is located near the Midway Pavilion at Adams Ricci Park, 100 E. Penn Drive, Enola, in East Pennsboro Township. More
Honeybees
Honeybees - Workshops Workshops
Learn about honeybees and beekeeping in Northeastern Pennsylvania. More
Spring Garden Series
Spring Garden Series - Workshops Workshops
Join us for this two evening workshop that will help participants with their garden this season. More
Tracking the Health of Feral Honey Bees in Pennsylvania
Tracking the Health of Feral Honey Bees in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Tracking the Health of Feral Honey Bees in Pennsylvania

乐动体育注册 Margarita López-Uribe, Ph.D.

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

Bees and Wasps: Foraging for Food in the Fall

乐动体育注册 Tom Butzler

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
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
A reference to common honey bee maladies, including varroa mite, tracheal mite, bee louse, skunks, bears, foulbrood, and nosema. 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
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
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
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
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