Honey bees festooning. Photo by Dan Wyns

National Managed Pollinator Protection Plans Working Group

October 21, 2022 - <heckanar@msu.edu>

Originally published: March 2, 2021
Last updated: December 6, 2023

Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) Working Group

State and tribal managed pollinator protection plans (MP3s) are designed to protect managed pollinators from pesticides. Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) Working Group members create and implement MP3s and programs that support pollinator health. The working group includes Extension educators, researchers, pesticide safety educators, apiary inspectors, and other professionals from departments of agriculture. The group meets monthly to learn about the work others are doing related to MP3s, share resources, and collaborate on projects that provide pollinator education and resources to pesticide applicators.

Pollinator Protection for Pesticide Applicator Online Course

Pesticide applicators who work in crop protection can learn how they can support bees and other pollinators through the Pollinator Protection for Pesticide Applicators online course. Upon course completion, certified pesticide applicators in Michigan can request 1 restricted use pesticide (RUP) credit in categories 1A, 1B, 1C, 7A, Commercial Core or Private Core.

Pollinator Protection for Land Managers Online Course

Landscapers and land managers can learn how they can support bees and other pollinators through the Pollinator Protection for Land Managers online course. Upon course completion, certified pesticide applicators in Michigan can request one restricted use pesticide (RUP) credit in categories 2, 3A, 3B, 6, & 7A, Commercial Core or Private Core. 

Pollinator Presentation for Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credit Clinics

Our Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) Working Group developed a presentation about pollinators for trainers to give at pesticide recertification credit clinics. Please contact Ana Heck to request a copy of the presentation.

The presentation is also available as a recording in Spanish: Dándole duro a las plagas mientras cuidamos a los polinizadores.

Protect Pollinators: Read Pesticide Labels card to accompany presentations

Pollinator Protection Plans

Idaho Pollinator Protection Plan
Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan
Michigan Managed Pollinator Protection Plan
North Dakota Pollinator Plan
Washington State Department of Agriculture Managed Pollinator Protection Plan
Wisconsin Pollinator Protection Plan

Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) Working Group Members

If you are interested in joining our working group, please contact Ana Heck.

Tribal Alliance for Pollinators

Jane Breckinridge, Tribal Alliance for Pollinators

Tribal Pesticide Program Council

Jasmine LR Courville-Brown, Pesticide Program Manager & Circuit Rider, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Pesticide Program, Flathead Reservation, Montana, Region 8
 Tribal Pesticide Program Council
Nina Hapner, Vice Chairperson, Tribal Pesticide Program Council

British Columbia, Canada

Name: Nuria Morfin, BC Technology Transfer Program Lead, British Columbia Honey Producers' Association


Kimberly A. Stoner, Department of Entomology, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station


Randall Cass, Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University
Maura Hall, Graduate State, Iowa State University


Tammy Horn Potter, Kentucky State Apiarist, Kentucky Department of Agriculture


Hannah Whitehead, Extension Educator, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Lauren Goldstein, Graduate Student, Michigan State University
Ana Heck, Apiculture Extension Educator, Michigan State University
Erin Lizotte, IPM Coordinator and Senior Educator, Michigan State University
Meghan Milbrath, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Websites: Michigan Managed Pollinator Protection PlanMichigan Pollinator Initiative


Theresa Cira, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Rebeca Gutierrez-Moreno, State Pollinator Coordinator, Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
Katie Lee, Apiculture Extension Educator, University of Minnesota


Samuel Polly


Alyssa Piccolomini, State Entomologist, Montana Department of Agriculture


Sheldon Brummel, Research Project Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jennifer Weisbrod, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
Judy Wu-Smart, Extension & Research Entomologist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

New Mexico

Melanie Kirby, Extension Educator, Institute of American Indian Arts Land-Grant Programs

New York

Mary Centrella, Director of the Pesticide Management Education Program, Cornell University


Andony Melathopoulos, Assistant Professor - Pollinator Health Extension, Oregon State University
Reduce the Risk of Pesticides to Pollinators


Natalie Boyle, Assistant Research Professor, The Pennsylvania State University
Robyn Underwood, Apiculture Extension Educator, PennState Extension

South Carolina

Benjamin Powell, Apiculture and Pollinator Program Coordinator, Clemson University


 Jennifer Tsuruda, Assistant Professor and Apiculture Extension Specialist, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Juliana Rangel, Associate Professor of Apiculture, Texas A&M University


Brooke Decker, Apiculturist and Pollinator Health Specialist, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Laura Johnson, Extension Pollinator Support Specialist, University of Vermont


Katie Buckley, Pollinator Health Coordinator, Washington State Department of Agriculture


Hannah R. Gaines Day, Research Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Website: Wisconsin Pollinators


This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management Program through the North Central IPM Center (2018-70006-28883 and 2022-70006-38001).


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