A New Bee Smart Bee Spotters Feature

With the kick-off of the new Bee Spotters classes being offered at Lauritzen Gardens with yours truly as the instructor, and tying it all together with the Bee Spotters section on the Bee Smart beekeeping project forum page here, I now bring to you “I.D. That Bee.”

As an ongoing feature, there will be native bee online “baseball cards” to help future Bee Smart Bee Spotters better identity what species of bee they found.

What’s even better is that in the future, there will come along games and contests to “collect” certain Genus or species of bees in general or at specified locations.

So, come back regularly and come back often to see the new “I.D. That Bee” posts that can help you collect bees and win prizes.

Great New Items For Bee Smart Bee Spotters Is Coming

The Bee Smart beekeeping project is proud to announce that some very cool items are coming this Summer to help our Bee Spotters ID more bees and look good doing it.

Don’t forget to register on the Bee Smart beekeeping project website Forums page for free to share you bee hunting adventures with photos and details about each bee you spot.

Bee Spotting season is here!

Bee Spotting with the Bee Smart beekeeping project

While most of the attention goes to those honey producing, easily managed primary crop pollinators the honey bees, there is a growing awareness of the wide diversity of native bees in North America.  Those under appreciated eusocial and solitary bees that are fantastic and often crop specific pollinators such as bumblebees, mason bees, squash bees, headquarters and many, many more.

Now the Bee Smart beekeeping project is setting up a new adventure called “Bee Smart Bee Spotters”.  The goal I’d to teach people how to identify these incredible native bees, know more about their habitat and share the experience of seeing them work their fuzzy, winged magic.

The best part is that becoming a Bee Smart Bee Spotter is no cost to you.  All you need is some time, an adventurous spirit, a phone or other digital camera and a member account on the Bee Smart beekeeping project website forums page.

Then, you’re a bee spotter.  What Bee Spotters do is upload their own pictures of local bees and provide information about the photo of the Bee.  Where was it taken, what kind of Bee is it.  When was it seen, what season, etc…

Even if you don’t know what type of bee it is, you can post it in the “ID The Bee” sub-forum and we can help you figure out what kind of Bee you spotted.

Do you want to know more about how to identify native bees and their habitat?  There will be classes offered at MCC and Lauritzen Gardens to help you do that starting this Summer.

It’s like bird watching, but more exciting!  Bee Spotting is for any one, any age, whether you are a beekeeper or not.

Come on over and sign up on the Bee Smart beekeeping project website Forums page today and help us build the Bee Smart Bee Spotters community.