The message below is from Charlotte Glen, State Coordinator, NC Extension Master Gardener Program, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Horticultural Science.
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: https://go.ncsu.edu/beeidguide