Bees are active!
Greetings, gardeners and bee lovers!
Spring has sprung in Seattle, and pollinator activity has surged (despite some cold rainy days). Look for Bombus vosnesenskii (classic black and yellow pattern) and Bombus melanopygus (beautiful dark gold abdomen) queens in your yard and along the street. Check out the Xerces Society’s ID guide on our “Resources for Citizen Scientists” tab above, and learn how to identify these beauties!
We will soon be announcing the tomato giveaway dates and locations for UPP’s third year of citizen science! Stay tuned for more information on how to help us collect data on bee abundance and diversity in Seattle, and the effects of pollinators on tomato yields.