Pollinator Protection

Honey bee collecting nectar from Russian sage flower

Protecting pollinators is a unique challenge for the green industry. While the green industry is poised to provide plants to aid in habitat restoration, production systems must incorporate practices to manage pests without harming pollinators. What this means and its implementation are open questions. IR-4 hosted a workshop to refine the scientific questions and outline needed research.


  • Better understanding of risk assessment processes
  • Identification of key knowledge gaps for assessing pollinator risk in the green industry
  • Improved awareness of how scientific results can be interpreted in diverse audiences
  • Submission and receipt of an SCRI CAP research grant

For more information about ongoing research activities and to sign up for updates, visit Protecting Bees.