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This weekend we spotted bees at Riverbend Forest Preserve. Hubs tooks some pictures to up load to BeeSpotter.
The home page welcome states:
BeeSpotter is a partnership between citizen-scientists and the professional science community designed to educate the public about pollinators by engaging them in a data collection effort of importance to the nation. It is a web-based portal at the University of Illinois for learning about honey bees and bumble bees and for contributing data to a nationwide effort to baseline information on population status of these insects.
You, too, can be a citizen scientist by taking those pictures and recording them.
You can read about the mysterious disappearance of bee colonies here.