Native Bee ID, Biology and Nesting

Bee Biology and ID

Apoidea of Maryland, images and descriptions from Sam Droege

Bee Basics: an Introduction to Our Native Bees, Pollinator Partnership and USDA Forest Service

Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania: Penn State University

Native Bee Benefits: Bryn Mawr College and Rutgers University:

Supporting Native Bees: Our Essential Pollinators, University of Wisconsin-Extension

Specialist bees of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States (including host plants), Droege and Fowler

Understanding Native Bees: University of Maine

The Very Handy Bee Manual, Sam Droege et. al.

Wild Pollinators of Eastern Apple Orchards and How to Conserve Them: Cornell University

Bee Blocks and Condos

Nesting Blocks and Bee Condos, UC Berekley Urban Bee Lab

Nests for Native Bees: The Xerces Society

USDA Blue Orchard Bee Nesting Info

USDA Build a Nesting Block

Xerces Society Nests for Native Bees

Tunnel Nests for Native Bees: The Xerces Society

The Logan BeeMail Shelter


The Power of Pollinators: Instructions to access free PowerPoints, links and resources to teach about pollinators, bee ID, and what gardeners can do. Developed by The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and The Ohio State University Bee Lab and Pollinatarium.