The Bees of North Carolina

From time to time NC Extension releases publications meant for the general public. I’ll place them here for your convenience.

The message below is from Charlotte Glen, State Coordinator, NC Extension Master Gardener ProgramCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Horticultural Science.

Many thanks to Elsa Youngsteadt & Hannah Levenson for this excellent new publication, available to download as a free pdf file:
A note from Elsa: It may not be the most exciting time of year to break out the ID guide…but even in December-January, we often see Ceratina, Lasioglossum and Augochlora out foraging with the honey bees on warm days. Happy hunting!
Identifying bees on the wing is known to be tricky. The Bees of North Carolina: An Identification Guide is a beginner’s resource designed to help quickly and generally identify native bees in North Carolina. Developed by experts at NC State Extension, it provides an overview of some of the most common groups of bees in the state. The guide will help users learn to recognize bees according to key characteristics and, eventually, according to their overall appearance.

Purchasing Bound Copies:
Paperback copies will be available from UNC Press for $14 in January 2020, but are available for preorder today: