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Bees of Florida1

James R. Weaver, Shiala M. Naranjo, Emily Noordyke, Rachel E. Mallinger2

Did you know there are over 320 species of bees in Florida and over 4,000 in the United States? Wild bees vary widely in behavior, color, size, and shape. Bees of Florida is a two-page pdf guide to some common bee groups and species you may encounter in Florida. Access the guide here:



This document is ENY-2046, one of a series of the Entomology and Nematology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date October 2020. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.


James R. Weaver, graduate student; Shiala M. Naranjo, lab manager; Emily Noordyke, graduate student; and Rachel E. Mallinger, assistant professor, Entomology and Nematology Department; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations. For more information on obtaining other UF/IFAS Extension publications, contact your county's UF/IFAS Extension office.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.