Bee Blitz aims to let volunteers help researchers via 'citizen science'

In addition to helping out, volunteers learn about bee biology and ways in which they can support wild bees.

Miller-Struttman estimated that nine out of the 20 volunteers originally signed up for the most recent blitz, on Saturday, showed up despite an excessive heat warning and a heat index topping 100.

The BeeBlitz continues through the summer with events on Aug. 17 and Sept. 14. They are free and open to anyone over the age of 10. To register groups of four or more, email Miller-Struttman at nicolem42@webster.edu or call her at 314-246-7628.

Volunteers can also document bees in the area via BeeSpotter.org.

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