A Citizen Scientist addresses real-world questions about bees, often in partnership with scientists. There is a lot about the life history of bees we don’t know. Citizen scientist have been indispensable to our understanding of some the most fundamental questions of bee ecology, including the distribution of bee species in a region and the preferred plants they visit for pollen and nectar.
Help us survey the state to better understand Oregon’s bee populations.
Join the Oregon Bee Atlas.
resources for citizen scientists
- Bumble Bees of the Western United States U.S. Forest Service and the Pollinator Partnership (2012)
- The Biology and External Morphology of Bees With a Synopsis on the Genera of Northwestern America OSU (1969)
- Key to Bee Genera in Canada CANPOLIN (2012)
- Observer Cards on Native Bees, Encyclopedia of Life
- Bees of Northwestern America: Halictus OSU (Jun. 1973)
- Bees of Northwestern America: Agapostemon OSU (Jun. 1973)
- Discover Life Bee Key The Polistes Corporation
- Net Plug Clues for Distinguishing Nests of Blue Orchard Bees (n.d.)
- Native Bees, Solitary Bees, and Wild Bees; What are they? University of Minnesota (n.d.)
- Bee Blocks: 2017 Volunteer Handout University of Minnesota (2017)
- How to Catch and Identify Bees and Manage a Collection USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab (Oct. 2010)