Request for Use of P-IE Section Funds

The Entomological Society of America Plant-Insect Ecosystem Section encourages its members to submit proposals to fund innovative projects that benefit our section and its members.  The section has prioritized funding requests that increase capacity related to:

Registration Policies for the Pollinator Field Tour

  • Registration and payment will be completed via a secured link with use of a credit card. 
  • Registration cost is $500 per person. 
  • Registration includes hotel reservations for 2 nights, welcome reception, all meals, shuttle to/from airport, bus transportation, all fees and admissions.
  • Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements, including cost of airfare, or ground transportation to and from the locations where the tour will begin and end.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable unless your slot can be filled by another applicant.

Pollinator Field Tour Student and Early Career Professional Travel Award


Registration fee (which includes hotel reservations for two nights, meals, and bus transportation to tour locations) will be provided to one Student and one Early Career Professional (ECP) member. Winners will also be awarded the cost of airfare to North Dakota not to exceed $500. The two awardees will be strongly encouraged to provide a five-minute presentation on the Field Tour during the P-IE Networking and Business Session taking place during Entomology 2018 in Vancouver, Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Pollinator Field Tour

What is the 2018 Pollinator Field Tour?

It is a commitment of 2 days and it involves in-person and in-field ‘hand-on’ interactions in several subjects related to pollinators. The tour will take place in North Dakota and it is not about having presentations – this is not a symposium - but actually an opportunity to see first-hand successful programs to protect pollinators in different environments.

About the ESA P-IE Pollinator Initiative and the Honey Bee Health Coalition

About ESA P-IE Pollinator Initiative: 

In November 2015, the ESA P-IE leadership team declared that pollinators and related issues would be a specific technical initiative on which to lead an internal and public education effort.  The issue around pollinators affects nearly all of the approximately 2,500 P-IE section members, many of whom have a technical background and practical understanding of pollinator biology and management.

Pollinator Field Tour Agenda

Monday, August 13

Attendees arrive in Bismark, North Dakota.

Tuesday, August 14

Schulz Farm: The Bee Integrated Approach: Farmer-beekeeper collaboration on best practices for bee health. Baldwin, North Dakota.

U.S. Geological Station (USGS) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center: Establishing and monitoring pollinator habitat. Jamestown, North Dakota.

Browning Honey Company, Inc.: Exploring a commercial honey production facility. Jamestown, North Dakota.

Overnight in Jamestown, North Dakota.