Native Bee ID and Biology

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

Bee Genera Cards, The Great Sunflower Project

The Bee Genera of Eastern Canada, on-line key

Bees of Maryland: A Field Guide, North American Native Bee Collaborative

Bees of Ohio: A Field Guide, North American Native Bee Collaborative with Schnebelin and Spring

Bees of the Great Lakes Region and the Wildflowers that Support Them, Michigan State University upload bee images for identification help

The Bees of North Carolina

Bumble Bee ID Manual, MN Bee Lab

Bumble Bee keys, Beespotter

Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania: Penn State University

Conservation and Management of North American Bumble Bees: USDA Forest Service and NatureServe

Discover Life on-line key to bee genera

Discover Life on-line keys to bee species

Guide to Specialist Bees of Ohio

Native Bee Benefits: Bryn Mawr College and Rutgers University:

Native Bees, Wild Bees and Solitary Bees: University of Minnesota

Oligolectic bees, Illinois wildflower guide

Pictoral Guide to Common NYC Bees, Kevin Matteson

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 Bees of New York, Sharp-Eatman Nature Photography

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


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.