Harland Patch

Assistant Research Professor; Research Associate of Entomology

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Pollen Bees Bombus Honey Lipids Bee Proteins Apoidea Foraging Apis Mellifera Bombus Impatiens Nutrients Pheromones Ecology Population Parasites Impatiens Honey Bees Genome Pesticides Protein Lipid Viruses Diet Pathogens

Most Recent Papers

A screening-level assessment of the pollinator-attractiveness of ornamental nursery stock using a honey bee foraging assay

Douglas B. Sponsler, Christina M. Grozinger, Rodney T. Richardson, Andrea Nurse, Dalton Brough, Harland M. Patch, Kimberly A. Stoner, 2020, Scientific Reports

More Than Meets the Eye? the Role of Annual Ornamental Flowers in Supporting Pollinators

E. Erickson, S. Adam, L. Russo, V. Wojcik, H. M. Patch, C. M. Grozinger, 2020, Environmental Entomology on p. 178-188

Pollen protein

Anthony D. Vaudo, John F. Tooker, Harland M. Patch, David J. Biddinger, Michael Coccia, Makaylee K. Crone, Mark Fiely, Jacob S. Francis, Heather M. Hines, Mackenzie Hodges, Stephanie W. Jackson, Denis Michez, Junpeng Mu, Laura Russo, Maliheh Safari, Erin D. Treanore, Maryse Vanderplanck, Eric Yip, Anne S. Leonard, Christina M. Grozinger, 2020, Insects

Investigating the viral ecology of global bee communities with high-throughput metagenomics

David A. Galbraith, Zachary L. Fuller, Allyson M. Ray, Axel Brockmann, Maryann Frazier, Mary W. Gikungu, J. Francisco Iturralde Martinez, Karen M. Kapheim, Jeffrey T. Kerby, Sarah D. Kocher, Oleksiy Losyev, Elliud Muli, Harland Martin Patch, Cristina Rosa, Joyce Megumi Sakamoto, Scott Stanley, Anthony D. Vaudo, Christina M. Grozinger, 2018, Scientific Reports

Consistent pollen nutritional intake drives bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) colony growth and reproduction across different habitats

Anthony D. Vaudo, Liam M. Farrell, Harland Martin Patch, Christina M. Grozinger, John Frazier Tooker, 2018, Ecology and Evolution on p. 5765-5776

The impact of hive type on the behavior and health of honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera) in Kenya

Alexander McMenamin, Fiona Mumoki, Maryann Frazier, Joseph Kilonzo, Bernard Mweu, Tracey Baumgarten, Harland Patch, Baldwyn Torto, Daniel Masiga, James Tumlinson, Christina Grozinger, Elliud Muli, 2017, Apidologie on p. 703-715

Bumble bees regulate their intake of essential protein and lipid pollen macronutrients

A. D. Vaudo, D. Stabler, H. M. Patch, J. F. Tooker, C. M. Grozinger, G. A. Wright, 2016, Journal of Experimental Biology on p. 3962-3970

Macronutrient ratios in pollen shape bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) foraging strategies and floral preferences

Anthony D. Vaudo, Harland M. Patch, David A. Mortensen, John F. Tooker, Christina M. Grozinger, 2016, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. E4035-E4042

Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying sex- and maturation-related variation in pheromone responses in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

Gabriel Villar, Thomas Charles Baker, Harland Martin Patch, Christina M. Grozinger, 2015, Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology on p. 731-739

Genome-wide analysis of signatures of selection in populations of African honey bees (Apis mellifera) using new web-based tools

Zachary L. Fuller, Elina L. Niño, Harland M. Patch, Oscar C. Bedoya-Reina, Tracey Baumgarten, Elliud Muli, Fiona Mumoki, Aakrosh Ratan, John McGraw, Maryann Frazier, Daniel Masiga, Stephen Schuster, Christina M. Grozinger, Webb Miller, 2015, BMC Genomics

Most-Cited Papers

Macronutrient ratios in pollen shape bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) foraging strategies and floral preferences

Anthony D. Vaudo, Harland M. Patch, David A. Mortensen, John F. Tooker, Christina M. Grozinger, 2016, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. E4035-E4042

Evaluation of the distribution and impacts of parasites, pathogens, and pesticides on honey bee (apis mellifera) populations in east Africa

Elliud Muli, Harland Patch, Maryann Frazier, James Frazier, Baldwyn Torto, Tracey Baumgarten, Joseph Kilonzo, James Ng ang a. Kimani, Fiona Mumoki, Daniel Masiga, James Tumlinson, Christina Grozinger, 2014, PLoS One

Bumble bees regulate their intake of essential protein and lipid pollen macronutrients

A. D. Vaudo, D. Stabler, H. M. Patch, J. F. Tooker, C. M. Grozinger, G. A. Wright, 2016, Journal of Experimental Biology on p. 3962-3970

Investigating the viral ecology of global bee communities with high-throughput metagenomics

David A. Galbraith, Zachary L. Fuller, Allyson M. Ray, Axel Brockmann, Maryann Frazier, Mary W. Gikungu, J. Francisco Iturralde Martinez, Karen M. Kapheim, Jeffrey T. Kerby, Sarah D. Kocher, Oleksiy Losyev, Elliud Muli, Harland Martin Patch, Cristina Rosa, Joyce Megumi Sakamoto, Scott Stanley, Anthony D. Vaudo, Christina M. Grozinger, 2018, Scientific Reports

Consistent pollen nutritional intake drives bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) colony growth and reproduction across different habitats

Anthony D. Vaudo, Liam M. Farrell, Harland Martin Patch, Christina M. Grozinger, John Frazier Tooker, 2018, Ecology and Evolution on p. 5765-5776

Bumble bees exhibit daily behavioral patterns in pollen foraging

Anthony D. Vaudo, Harland Martin Patch, David Mortensen, Christina M. Grozinger, John Frazier Tooker, 2014, Arthropod-Plant Interactions on p. 273-283

Genome-wide analysis of signatures of selection in populations of African honey bees (Apis mellifera) using new web-based tools

Zachary L. Fuller, Elina L. Niño, Harland M. Patch, Oscar C. Bedoya-Reina, Tracey Baumgarten, Elliud Muli, Fiona Mumoki, Aakrosh Ratan, John McGraw, Maryann Frazier, Daniel Masiga, Stephen Schuster, Christina M. Grozinger, Webb Miller, 2015, BMC Genomics

Plasmodium vivax populations revisited

Miao Miao, Zhaoqing Yang, Harland Patch, Yaming Huang, Ananias A. Escalante, Liwang Cui, 2012, BMC Evolutionary Biology

Pollen protein

Anthony D. Vaudo, John F. Tooker, Harland M. Patch, David J. Biddinger, Michael Coccia, Makaylee K. Crone, Mark Fiely, Jacob S. Francis, Heather M. Hines, Mackenzie Hodges, Stephanie W. Jackson, Denis Michez, Junpeng Mu, Laura Russo, Maliheh Safari, Erin D. Treanore, Maryse Vanderplanck, Eric Yip, Anne S. Leonard, Christina M. Grozinger, 2020, Insects

Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying sex- and maturation-related variation in pheromone responses in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

Gabriel Villar, Thomas Charles Baker, Harland Martin Patch, Christina M. Grozinger, 2015, Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology on p. 731-739

News Articles Featuring Harland Patch

The business of bees

The economic value of insect pollination services is much higher than previously thought in the U.S., new research finds.

Pollinator project supports biodiversity at Penn State Orchard Road solar array

An innovative project is creating a buzz around Penn State’s University Park campus, especially among the many species of pollinators that call Centre County home.

Pollinator project will complement Penn State solar power initiative

A unique undertaking in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will shine a light on how solar farms can contribute to healthy ecosystems and boost pollinator populations.

This Bee-Focused Gen Ed That Could Save The World

The oft-memed slogan “save the bees” has been all the buzz for several years now, but who is actually making an effort to save one of the planet’s most important insects?

Online tool identifies best and safest places to keep bees

A new online tool, developed by entomologists from Penn State University in partnership with Purdue University, the University of Illinois, the University of Minnesota and Dickinson College, helps them do just that.

Introducing Beescape: A New Online Tool and Community to Support Bees

A new online tool and community, called Beescape, enables beekeepers, or anyone interested in bees, to understand the specific stressors to which the bees in their managed hives, home gardens or farms are exposed, according to researchers at Penn State.