WiBee: The Wisconsin Wild Bee App

WiBee (pronounced Wee-bee) is a new smartphone app developed by the Gratton Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We invite growers and interested citizen scientists to use the app during the growing season to collect high quality data on wild bee abundance and diversity on Wisconsin’s fruit and vegetable farms.

With your help, we can provide growers with better pollination management recommendations specific to individual farms and share more information about the diversity, abundance and value of Wisconsin’s wild bees.

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Learn how to get started

How do I get started using the app?

  1. Learn to identify our 5 groups of bees and distinguish them from other non-bee insects that visit flowers.
  2. Read our one-page protocol to learn how to collect high quality data.
  3. Download the app. In the app, take a short Bee Photo ID Quiz (coming soon) to check your identification skills.
  4. Get started surveying bees!
  5. Once you start submitting bee surveys, you will be able to explore your data in the app.