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.
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
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.