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Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas

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Minnesota Bee Atlas (UMN EXT)

Operating from 2015-2020, the Minnesota Bee Atlas engaged citizen science volunteers in three protocol areas to study the diversity and distribution of native bees. This data includes observation and specimen records from Bee Atlas volunteers as well as specimen records from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. Please contact Elaine Evans, Extension Educator and Bee Researcher at, with questions. Funding for this project was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)
Contact: Elaine Evans (
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4ec88921-2daf-417d-8ad8-f99f55a91a5c
Live Data Download: Login for access
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of Minnesota
Access Rights: Users are required to adhere to University of Minnesota collections policy. Questions may be directed to Britt Forsberg
Collection Statistics
  • 24,890 specimen records
  • 24,890 (100%) georeferenced
  • 19 families
  • 16 genera
  • 50 species
Extra Statistics
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