Posted: March 13, 2023

Starting March 16th, vote for your favorite bee species to be the Center for Pollinator Research's 2023 Bee of the Year. This 'March Madness' style championship highlights the amazing diversity of bees, featuring 32 species that can be found in the eastern North America.

Cast your vote in our Instagram stories, @PSUPollinators. For each round, images and fun facts of each species will be shared. Your vote will help decide what two bee species will compete on April 3rd in the final championship round. Play along by creating a bracket of your winning picks of each round. Download a blank Bee Championship bracket

For questions contact Heather Frantz at

Public domain bee images from the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab: