Members of the Pollinator Health Center at Montana State University carry out research that aims to improve pollinator health and mitigate pollinator losses and engage with learners of all ages at numerous educational outreach events.

Research

Berries

Understanding biotic and abiotic factors affecting honey bee health

Michelle Flenniken is directing a USDA-AFRI funded project aimed at improving the health of the U.S. honey bee pollination force by better understanding biotic (pathogens and microbes) and abiotic (agrochemical) factors affecting individual bee and colony health.

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Flowers

Evaluating native perennial flower strips for enhancing native bees and pollination services on farmlands

Laura Burkle, Casey Delphia and Kevin O'Neill (MSU), are quantifying the benefit of native perennial flower strips on farms for pollinator conservation and pollination services to crops.

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