Mission Statement

To support populations of native and managed bees, explore plant-pollinator interactions, and promote the conservation of pollinator habitat through research, education, and outreach.

The URI Bee Lab, led by Dr. Steven Alm, focuses on the biology and behavior of native and managed bees in Rhode Island. Our research interests range from native bee conservation and the establishment and evaluation of pollinator plantings, to honey bee behavior and novel varroa mite controls. 

Photos from our lab