Bee Species at MPG North

Marirose discusses bumble bees and other bee species that she found at MPG North last year.  

I used nets and blue vane traps to collect bees at MPG North from mid-May until August 2015. These collections included 23 species of bees from 3 families, including 5 species of bumble bees

The number of bumble bee species in an area depends on the availability of floral resources (nectar and pollen), and nesting habitat.

Table1. MPG North bee species list