Master Melittologist Program

Are you interested in learning how to help survey for native bees? Are you interested in learning about the biology and life history of pollinators? Want to contribute to a larger effort to document the bees of the Pacific Northwest? The Master Melittologist Program might be right for you!

This program was the first of its kind in the world to train citizen scientists to both collect AND curate specimens for a university-led study. In just a few short years, the program has created one of the largest data sets on native bees and their floral associations in the world, and has led to countless new discoveries for the Pacific Northwest.

    Photo: Oregon Bee Atlas (Cropped from original)

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