The BeeDIP project is focused on learning about the types of bees in Uganda and sharing that information with farmers, scientists, and the public.
- Identify which bee species are found in Uganda
- Demonstrate the value of bees to agriculture and food security
- Create educational materials
- Build capacity for pollinator research
Data Collection Locations
Maintain patches or borders of flowering wild plants in and around your gardens. Bees depend on these for food and shelter. Wild plants protect and feed bees.
Three student projects are underway.
While only a portion of the specimens have been identified to species or to genus, many specimens have been identified to family.
Bees support the production of food and promote human well-being
Pollinators are amazing! Did you know that a single bee can pollinate x number of flowers in a single day? What about this: bats are pollinators!
Leafcutter bees are similar in size to honeybees or slightly larger and have large eyes.
In the dry season, as many as twenty different bee species have been seen on this plant. This plant is Justicia flava and it is a perennial herb. It also feeds pollinator butterflies.
Stingless bees are one of many types of bees, and they play an important role in agricultural production. At least seven species of stingless bees have been reported in Uganda.