Squash Bee Pollinator Citizen Science Project

Interested in learning about pollinators?

Participate in a squash bee survey!  

 Banner Squash Bee Workshop- 2018

Squash bees are native solitary bees that specialize in pollinating squash flowers. They are the focus of an MSU Entomology project to better understand their importance in crop pollination.

We need your help!

We invite you to join a citizen science project to conduct surveys of squash bees in your community. In our upcoming hands-on workshops, you will learn about squash bee biology and identification, then go out to gardens with cucurbits and learn to collect data on a mobile device or hard copy of the survey.   

Here's some great information about the project: