About the project

This citizen science wild bee research project was created and is managed by the Gratton Lab in the UW-Madison Department of Entomology.

Funding for the WiBee project was provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment and Gwenyn Hill Farm located in Waukesha, WI.

The app developer is Daniel Imhoff, Caracal LLC.

We’d like to send out a special thanks to all the apple growers who tested out early versions of the app and methods, including Atoms to Apples, Brightonwoods Orchard, Door Creek Orchard, Ela Orchard, Hafs Road Orchard, Lapacek’s Orchard, Munchkey Apples, Pleasant Springs Orchard, Ten Eyck Orchard, The Apple Hut, as well as the IPM Institute of North America.

Meet the Project Team

Hannah Gaines Day

Position title: Assistant Scientist

Email: hgaines@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-0964 (Lab)

3133 WEI
1552 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53726

Claudio Gratton

Position title: Professor

Email: cgratton@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-3762

3111 WEI
1552 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Jeremy Hemberger

Position title: Research entomologist

Email: hemberger@wisc.edu

Katy Thostenson

Position title: Outreach specialist

Email: kthostenson@wisc.edu