Citizen Science: Southwest Michigan Bee Watch
Nickson, Nikoli M.
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Bumble bee populations are declining throughout the world, including in Michigan. How can we stabilize and support these important pollinators without first having thorough documentation of their populations? Citizen science can engage members of surrounding communities in the documentation process, thereby bridging the gap between academia and the public. This study involved developing a citizen science bee watch program for the Southwest Michigan region and answered the following questions: