Bumble Bee Watch is a citizen science project dedicated to tracking and conserving North America’s bumble bees. The Bumble Bee Watch app is the best way to learn and engage with bumble bees around you and to contribute sightings to this important citizen science project. It is a comprehensive and easy to use resource that is geared towards all levels of nature enthusiasts.

•Submit sightings and upload photos directly to Bumble Bee Watch and contribute to an important ongoing citizen science project

DISCOVER Species Around You:
•View species list of all of North America's bumble bee species and filter species list by selecting regions or viewing nearby species
•Use bar charts of seasonal abundance built from the Bumble Bee Watch database of sightings
•Explore maps of recent sightings from Bumble Bee Watch

•Use interactive Smart Search tool to quickly identify a bumble bee species by pattern
•Read species descriptions that include look-alike species and common floral hosts to help confirm identifications
•View and compare sightings with species photos and detailed illustrations

The Bumble Bee Watch mobile application is an important conservation tool. It was developed through a collaboration between BirdsEye and the folks at Bumble Bee Watch.

What’s New

Version 1.2

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Hey Bumble Bee Watchers!
A small update includes a few bug fixes and improvements to the submission page, such as a new photo cropping tool.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

emeraldandjade ,

Cool nature app!

I like how you can help scientists track bumblebee sightings. It appeals to the naturalist in me. Pollinators are important and dying out. You choose from the possible images of the type of bumblebee you took pictures of. Taking multiple pictures helps from different angles to help you identify. You set up a login to upload 3 of your images. It would be really cool if it you received email contact from a pro if possible or maybe it included other pollinators and what to do for all of them. I'm not sure what could be added, but it's a great app (& website) with so many possibilities and with a mind towards the future.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review! We are very happy you enjoy the app and contributing to Bumble Bee Watch!

beeeeeeeeeesssss ,

Cool bees

Swiped for days and got zero matches on this app. Cool bees though.

Swammer14 ,

Good for ID; Frustrating to submit

I haven’t been able to submit a finding for quite some time now. I get the same error message every time. I’m genuinely interested in contributing data, but I’m not going to continue to use the app if I can’t get my bees submitted.

App Privacy

The developer, Birds In The Hand, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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