Bumble Bee Diversity and Abundance Survey

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks started a project to characterize the number of species of bumble bees and the relative abundances of these species in southwestern Ontario in support of the Pollinator Health Action Plan.

Bumble bees were collected from 46 locations to compare the diversity of bees occurring in agricultural and more natural areas.

The data includes:

  • sampling locations, including GPS coordinates and the county name
  • the number of bumble bee individuals sampled at each site, listed for each species and for each caste of a species (queen, worker, male)
  • other site details, such as the date of the site visit

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This dataset is related to the following:

  1. Stream Neonicotinoid Monitoring Study
  2. Soil Neonicotinoid Monitoring Study
  3. Pollen Monitoring Network Study
  4. Benthic Invertebrate Neonicotinoid Monitoring Study
  5. Drinking Water Neonicotinoid Monitoring Study

*[GPS]: Global Positioning System

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2015 - 2018

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Geographic coverage Ontario
Geography Breakdown None
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Last Validated Date 2020-11-30
Update frequency Yearly
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