Alfred State College recently hosted a Pesticides and Pollinators symposium. Maryann Frazier, extension entomologist from Penn State, conducted a morning session that examined the role played by pesticides in the decline of North American pollinators, particularly honey bees. Dr. Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, research director of the USDA-ARS Honey Bee Pollination Lab in Tucson, AZ, along with Drs. Diana Sammataro, Dr. Kirk Anderson, and Dr. Mark Carroll, presented via the Internet. The researchers looked at other factors that contribute to the loss of bees, including viruses and parasites.