How to Bee

The science of monitoring Bees…The US Geological Survey’s Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab keeps tabs on the country’s bee species, including through a dataset of more than 400,000 observations of “native and non-native bees, wasps and other insects.” (Free registration required.) Related: The lab also publishes “The Very Handy Manual: How to Catch and Identify Bees and Manage a Collection,” plus thousands of high-resolution photos.


In other science news…

bee on a plant

Bee neighborly — sharing bees helps more farmers

A new article shows the benefits of cost-sharing the conservation of wild bee habitats on agricultural lands, especially in nearby farming communities, can help overcome the tragedy of the commons.

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