Xerces Bee Monitoring Tools

Streamlined Bee Monitoring Protocol

Developed the University of California, Davis, Rutgers University, Michigan State University, and The Xerces Society, this guide provides instructions for assessing pollinator habitat quality and diversity by monitoring native bees. It was developed for conservationists, farmers, land managers, and restoration professionals to document how native bee communities change through time in pollinator habitats. It includes an introduction to bee identification, a detailed monitoring protocol, and data sheets for different habitat types.
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Regional Guides

California Citizen-Scientist Bee Monitoring Guide

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Maritime Northwest Citizen Science Monitoring Guide: Native Bees & Butterflies

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Pennsylvania Citizen-Scientist Bee Monitoring Guide

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Upper Midwest Citizen Science Monitoring Guide: Native Bees

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Pocket Guides

Pocket-sized printable “field” versions of the taxonomic native bee groups described in regional monitoring guides.

California Citizen-Scientist Bee Monitoring Pocket Guide

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Pennsylvania Citizen-Scientist Bee Monitoring Pocket Guide

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