Welcome to Ask A Bumble Bee!

Hello! This floral resource survey depends on community scientists like you to observe bees on flowers. Attend the participant training webinar on Friday, May 27th at 10:00AM EASTERN by registering here. Can’t make the session? Check back on May 28th for the webinar recording.

While you don’t need to be able to identify bumble bee or flower species to help with this survey, by participating you’re sure to learn more about these fascinating bees and the flowers they prefer.

Ask A Bumble Bee is sponsored by the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab and is coordinated by Jenan El-Hifnawi and Sam Droege. The Ask A Bumble Bee website is managed in partnership with Denise Ellsworth at The Ohio State University.

Welcome aboard!

Two spotted bumble bee face

Two-spotted bumble bee, Bombus bimaculatus (USGS)

bumble bee on flower

Two-spotted bumble bee queen, Bombus bimaculatus, on American plum, Prunus americana. Image credit: Heather Holm


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