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Welcome to the Pollinator Network at Cornell

Pollinators are incredibly important to the agricultural economy of New York and to the floral diversity of natural ecosystems. The Pollinator Network at Cornell is a multidisciplinary group of researchers, extension personnel, and students that collectively work to understand wild and managed pollinators throughout New York, the United States, and the rest of the world. We are committed to promoting healthy pollinator populations and a sustainable beekeeping industry. Our research enables us to understand the biology and evolution of bees, to investigate the role of pollinators in natural and agricultural systems, and to identify the current factors threatening pollinator health. Our findings are communicated to growers, beekeepers, policy makers, and the public through a variety of extension and outreach programs.