A BeeBlitz is a citizen science event through which ordinary people can track the health of their local bee populations. Did you know that there are over 4,000 species of bees in the U.S.? Join us to find and document the many species of native bees in your neighborhood!
Armed with curiosity, your phone and the iNaturalist app, you'll search for bees and capture photos of some of the bee species in your area. Join us and take an extraordinary look into the fascinating world of bees, the pollinators responsible for nearly one in every three bites of food you eat.
Wherever You Are!
Choose daylight hours, aim for fair weather, and pick a location that has flowers!
Upload a photo of an animal or plant for identification to familiarize yourself with iNaturalist. This way you're ready to roll (or help others) at your BeeBlitz!
Invite friends, family, and community members and have them download iNaturalist too. Ask everyone to bring their phone or camera with them to your BeeBlitz. Have fun!
BeeBlitz events have already been organized by citizen scientists nationwide, in locations including:
Tackle Step 2 and download iNaturalist.
Through Citizen Science projects like the BeeBlitz, many people have had unexpected encounters with rare bees - and you could be next!
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We launched BeeBlitz during National Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. National Pollinator Week is initiated and managed by Pollinator Partnership.