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For information on volunteering with bumble bees, contact:
Lisie Kitchel
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Bumble Bees

Wisconsin Bumble Bee Brigade

Mapleleaf shell.
Bombus perplexus, the confusing bumble bee. Photo: Jay Watson, Wisconsin DNR

Wisconsin is home to 20 different bumble bee species, over half of which are either species of greatest conservation need or species with information needs. The mission of the Bumble Bee Brigade is to improve our understanding, management and conservation of all 20 of these important pollinators. Program volunteers survey, count and photograph bumble bees, and then submit their results online. Volunteers are highly encouraged to attend an in-person training, but online training materials are available for those who cannot attend. The Bumble Bee Brigade is active April through October. Get Involved [exit DNR].


Last Revised: Tuesday November 27 2018