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Photo: USDA
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location anywhere
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no


Required Gear:

Blocks of wood and/or bundles of straws, bamboo or cardboard tubes. This project allows for a lot of creativity!! We only ask that you follow our guidelines of creating nest sites for solitary bees and wasps using an inside diameter of 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch and a length of 3 to 8 inches. Other than that have fun and create your site to be as simple or as elaborate as you like to try and attract the solitary bees and wasps in your own backyard!!


UF Native Buzz


Solitary bees and wasps in your own backyard!!!

Native Buzz is a citizen science project created by the University of Florida (UF) Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab. Our goal is to learn more about the nesting preferences, diversity and distribution of our native solitary bees and wasps, share the information gained and provide a forum for those interested in participating in the science and art of native beekeeping (and wasp-keeping!).

Here at University of Florida Native Buzz you can keep track of your own native buzz nest site and see the results of other participant’s nest sites.




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