Help support pollinator research

Pollinators are essential for the health of natural ecosystems and one third of food production worldwide. Over the past decade, researchers and beekeepers have become increasingly aware of declines in bee health. In the eastern US alone, 53 wild bee species are experiencing population declines, and annual honey bee colony deaths in the US consistently exceed losses that are economically sustainable for beekeepers. Research into the issues facing today’s pollinators is critical for understanding and reversing declines in pollinator health.

Cornell University is a global leader in pollinator research. We are elucidating the roles that wild and managed pollinators play in natural and agricultural settings, and the variety of factors related to declines. Factors we are investigating include, but are not limited to, habitat, nutrition, pesticides, disease, climate change, and management practices.

Your donation to the Pollinator Health Research Fund will support the continuation and growth of research and extension at Cornell University through a variety of avenues: 

  • New pollinator health research projects
  • Graduate student support 
  • Public outreach and speaking engagements
  • Workshop and educational material development to inform beekeepers, gardeners, and the public
  • Cornell Master Beekeeper Program 

You can make an online donation to the Pollinator Health Research Fund for any amount, we truly appreciate your gift.


Investing in the health of pollinators benefits us all. We are so grateful for the donations from our committed supporters.