Pollen collection - 1

Pollen collection - 1

A research assistant collecting pollen from an apple tree flower

Lolita Miller, a research assistant with Penn State’s Department of Entomology, collects pollen samples from an apple tree. Penn State researchers and graduate students at the Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, Pa., are studying the effect of certain pesticides on bees, and whether changes in the timing of application can limit pollinators’ exposure while still keeping pests at bay.

IMAGE: L. Reidar Jensen
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