The third international conference on pollinator biology, health, and policy was held in mid-July at Penn State University. Attendees and speakers represented various worldwide research objectives relating to pollinators, primarily bees. Two over-arching themes emerged from the topics discussed: bee nutrition and the impact of pesticides on bees. Many discussions surrounded the topic of pollinator plantings to ensure proper bee nutrition. Pesticides were also discussed, though less prominently featured than previous years.
Dr. Dan Potter, University of Kentucky, was the only presenter to discuss urban landscapes. Learn about Dr. Potter’s research and other key takeaways from the conference.
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