Honey bees festooning. Photo by Dan Wyns

National MP3 Working Group

March 2, 2021 - Author:

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. Our group includes Extension Educators, Apiary Inspectors, Pesticide Safety Educators, and professionals from departments of agriculture. We meet 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 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 credit (1A, 1B, 1C, 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.

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

Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3) Working Group Members

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


Randall Cass, Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University


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


Ana Heck, Apiculture Extension Educator, Michigan State University
Meghan Milbrath, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University


Theresa Cira, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Rebeca Gutierrez-Moreno, State Pollinator Coordinator, Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
Katie Lee, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota


Samuel Polly


Sheldon Brummel, Research Project Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jennifer Weisbrod, Assistant Extension Educator, Nebraska Department of Agronomy and Horticulture
Judy Wu-Smart, Extension & Research Entomologist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

New Mexico

Amanda Skidmore, IPM Small Farm Specialist, New Mexico State University


Andony Melathopoulos, Assistant Professor - Pollinator Health Extension, Oregon State University


Natalie Boyle, Assistant Research Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

South Carolina

Benjamin Powell, Apiculture and Pollinator Program Coordinator, Clemson University


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


Brooke Decker, Apiculturist and Pollinator Health Specialist, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets


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


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).

Tags: agriculture, agriculture beekeeping, beekeeping, integrated pest management, managed pollinator protection plan, msu extension, pollinators and pollination


Ana Heck

Ana Heck

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