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Bee Blitz 2019

  • Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor & Education Center 5595 Grand Drive St. Louis, MO, 63112 United States (map)

St. Louis Bee Brigade: Webster Biology faculty leads citizen science project 

Would you like to get outside, take photos, learn about bees? The Department of Biological Sciences invites nature enthusiasts and concerned citizens to join the St. Louis Bee Brigade

Registration is FREE, but space is limited, so please register early. 

On Saturday, Sept. 14, we will offer a crash course in “bee photography” and then work in teams to conduct photo surveys. Your photographs will help biologists track bee populations around the nation through BeeSpotter, a web-based citizen science program hosted by the University of Illinois. Throughout the event, you will learn about bee biology and how you can support wild bee populations.

We need your help to make this a successful survey! Get outside and join us for this science-in-action citizen science research effort to save the wild bees!

St. Louis BeeBlitz is presented in partnership with the St. Louis Bee Brigade, a citizen science BioBlitz collaboration of Webster University, The Academy of Science of St. Louis, the Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis University, BeeSpotter of the University of Illinois, and Forest Park Forever.


If you can’t join us for the St. Louis BeeBlitz, contribute to BeeSpotter anytime!

Here’s how you can get involved:

1.     Create an account

2.     Add your bee spotting

That’s it! Our experts will identify your bee and let you know when it’s publicly visible on BeeSpotter!


Are you new to the world of bee photography? Check out BeeSpotter's Guide to photographing bees.


For more information or inquiries, please contact Nicole Miller-Struttmann (email:, office: 314-246-7628, or cell: 314-218-5307).

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