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Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
Science Center Objects
The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program designs and develops large and small scale surveys for native bees. As part of that program we also develop identification tools and keys for native bee species. One aspect of creating those tools is creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects they interact with.
Discover Life - free on-line tools to identify species, teach and study nature's wonders, report findings, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from a growing, interactive encyclopedia of life with 1,385,843 species pages and 778,580 maps.
Discover Life - Identification - Start the identification process by determining the bee genus you have by using this guide
Handy Bee Manual: How to Catch and Identify Bees and Manage a Collection - A Collective and Ongoing Effort by Those Who Love to Study Bees in North America
4,000 Ultra Hi-Res Public Domain Images from our Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab - This Flickr site is designed to provide easy access to our photographs so that they may be freely used. There is no need to ask for our permission for any use of these photographs.
USGS Native Bee Lab - Follow us on Tumblr includes detailed information about bee species
Bee Inventory and Monitoring Laboratory - Follow us on Instagram and enjoy our photography and stories about bees and the laboratory.
More detail may be found HERE.