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Bees of Florida1

James R. Weaver, Shiala M. Naranjo, Emily Noordyke, Rachel E. Mallinger 2

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:


1. 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.
2. 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.

Publication #ENY-2046

Date: 12/14/2020


  • Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems
Program Material


  • Rachel Mallinger