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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Bombus - Bumble Bees


Bumble Bee Watch
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Bumble Bee Watch is a collaborative effort to track and conserve North America’s bumble bees.

This citizen science project allows for individuals to:

Upload photos of bumble bees to start a virtual bumble bee collection;
Identify the bumble bees in your photos and have your identifications verified by experts;
Help researchers determine the status and conservation needs of bumble bees;
Help locate rare or endangered populations of bumble bees;
Learn about bumble bees, their ecology, and ongoing conservation efforts; and
Connect with other citizen scientists.

Texas Bumblebees
Information on the nine species of bumblebees in Texas

Defunct site, information moved to: Bumble Bee Watch (1)

Bombus bumblebees of the world
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resource maintained by Paul Williams

Droege S. (2009) Guide to the bee genera within Apidae of eastern North America
Part 1 | Part 2

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Droege S. (2008) Andrenidae, Colletidae, Melittidae: a guide to their identification in eastern North America
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The Bee Inventory Plot
modest page with links to many helpful resources
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BeeSpotter
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Survey project coordinated by M. Berenbaum (UIUC). A bounty of useful info on bees, with an emphazis on the fauna of Illinois.
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Xerces Society Resources on Pollinator Conservation
A good resource for people interested in the pollination services provided by native bees, as well as some other insects.