You are welcome to use the BeeSpotter data on this page for non-commercial research purposes and classroom lessons. Please do let us know if you're doing something interesting with the data, as we would love to highlight it on our site!
NOTE: We do request that you obtain permission from us before making use of the photos our bee spotters have uploaded. We are very likely to grant you permission for non-commercial use, but it is important to us that we safeguard the interests of our bee spotters by verifying how their contributions will be used. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Spottings which an expert was able to definitively identify as a bumblebee or honey bee
Spottings which have been reviewed and either (a) definitively identified as a bumblebee or honey bee (see "Identified" spottings above) or (b) determined unidentifiable as one of the species of bees we can categorize at this time (this can include things like bee mimics, bees we do not have the expertise to categorize, carpenter bees, insufficient photo quality/angles to distinguish bee, etc)