A Citizen Science Program

BeeBlitz BioBlitz Bees

What is a BeeBlitz?


When most people think of bees, they think of honey bees. But 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.


June 17 - 23, 2019

National Pollinator Week

national pollinator week



Find a BeeBlitz near you below.

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How it Works

1. Sign up for a BeeBlitz


Scroll down to see the BeeBlitz locations and sign up for a BeeBlitz in your area. Spots are limited, so you'll need to sign up. Please RSVP if you mean it!

BeeBlitz BioBlitz Bees

BeeBlitz BioBlitz Bees

2. Get an iNaturalist account


Download the iNaturalist app on your phone.

3. Give iNaturalist a try


Familiarize yourself with iNaturalist so you're ready to roll at the BeeBlitz! Upload a photo of an animal or plant for identification.

BeeBlitz BioBlitz Bees

BeeBlitz BioBlitz Bees

4. Show up and have fun!


Show up to your BeeBlitz with your phone or camera and have fun!

Sign Up to Join

Sign-up is available for BeeBlitz locations below.

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Please check back later to sign up for these locations.

Signed up for your BeeBlitz?

Great, Step 1 is done! Now tackle Step 2 and download iNaturalist.


Check out the BeeBlitz FAQ Page or contact us to get your city involved

BeeBlitz Partners

beeblitz partners

Thanks to the Support of

Oh the Bees you'll See...

Through Citizen Science projects like the BeeBlitz, many people have had unexpected encounters with rare bees - and you could be next!

rusty patched bumblebee

Rusty Patched Bumblebee

lasioglossum gotham beeLasioglossum Gotham Bee

yellow banded bumblebee

Yellow-Banded Bumblebee

Free Bees

...or freebies! Download and share these free handouts.

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Common Bees of Iowa

nyc common beesCommon Bees of NYC

common bees detroit

Common Bees of Detroit

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BeeBlitz: a Citizen Science Project

We're proud to offer 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 initiated and is managed by Pollinator Partnership.




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