Pollinators are vital to the production of healthy plants in Pennsylvania's natural areas, gardens, and agricultural crops.
What is a pollinator?
Every plant that flowers requires pollination to reproduce. In Pennsylvania, the main animal pollinators are bees, flies, butterflies, beetles, and hummingbirds.Learn more
Bees in Pennsylvania
At least 437 bee species in 6 families are found in Pennsylvania. For a full list, see the Checklist of the Bees of Pennsylvania created by the López Uribe Lab at Penn State.Checklist of Pennsylvania Bees
Become a Beekeeper
Beekeeping is a worldwide cultural practice that dates back ten thousand years. We offer resources for those interested in becoming a beekeeper as well as continuing education for expert beekeepers.Learn more
Bees face many challenges that threaten their health and well-being. Understanding the factors that impact bee survival is the first step to protecting them.Learn more