State bee atlas is a citizen-science project


Last updated 11/29/2023 at 10:58am

Not a honeybee, this Megachile bee, loaded with pollen, is a native in Washington state. - David Jennings photo

BEES, BEES, BEES. When you think of bees what do you think of? Honeybees? Bumble bees?

Or maybe yellow jackets? I refer to native bees. The ones you usually don't think about that do

the major pollinating work for us on native plants and cultivated ones, too.

This year, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) initiated the first-ever Washington Bee Atlas and the second Bee Atlas...

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