The Alaska Bee Atlas is a collection program to attain data on the biodiversity of bees in Alaska. While the diversity of bumble bees is reasonably known, the diversity and distribution of nonsocial, or solitary bees, in Alaska is very poorly known. Bee observations will allow us to identify regions, habitats, and species that are of conservation concern and more effectively target specific monitoring actions. We supply researchers and community scientists with kits to survey for bees across the state. If you are interested in participating, please reference the resources section for methods and materials and the sampling grid map for geographic locations. Click here to go back to the pollinators main page.
For more information, contact Justin Fulkerson: jrfulkerson (at) alaska.edu
A list of requirements that participants should understand and accept before committing to participating in the Alaska Bee Atlas.
Results Map: 2018 to 2022
A web map showing site locations and what bees were collected under the Alaska Bee Atlas since 2018. A spreadsheet of the results are available to download for personal reporting use.
The UAA Entomology Collection (UAA:Ento) is the primary repository for bees collected under the Alaska Bee Atlas. Some specimens are deposited at the University of Alaska Museum Insect Collection.
The sampling grid allows us to prioritize and coordinate efforts across people and places. The web map below shows the sampling grid.