In order to produce the book's maps maps, graphs of seasonal activity patterns and lists of host plants, we gathered digital records of bumble bee specimens from museums, academic collections, private collectors, and online specimen data repositories. We also received some larger, aggregate datasets from individuals who had collected bee data for other purposes. The database included nearly 275,000 records of bumble bee specimens collected around North America from 1805 to the present. I continue to add to the database in order to use it for additional research and conservation projects, and as of January 2022, have compiled more than 600,000 specimen and observation records for North American bumble bees. This effort has benefited from contributions by around 330 individuals and/or institutions around the world. Below is a list of individuals and institutions whom I gratefully acknowledge as direct contributors to this resource and to publications that are based on it. A full list of collections in which the specimens reside is available upon request.
Data contributors: Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia Adrian College Al Harris Algonquin Provincial Park Amanda Barth, Utah State University Amelie Gervais American Museum of Natural History Andre Francoeur research collection Anna Beauchemin Anne Averill Lab, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Appalachian State University Archbold Biological Station Arizona State University, Hasbrouck Insect Collection Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Centre Auburn University Museum of Natural History Entomology Ball State University Barcode of Life Database Barry Hicks, College of the North Atlantic Beaty/ Spencer Entomological Collection Bernd Heinrich Biodiversity Institute of Ontario Bob Jacobson Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics Brigham Young University British Natural History Museum Bryce Lewis-Smith, Occidental College Bureau of Land Management C.A. Triplehorn Insect Collection, Ohio State University C.P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity California Academy of Sciences California State Collection of Arthropods Canadian Museum of Nature Canadian National Collection Caroline Scully personal collection Carrie Lopez, Humboldt State University Casey M. Delphia Personal Collection Catherine E. Seibert Private Collection Centre for Biodiversity Genomics Chicago Academy of Sciences Chris Loggers Christine Urbanowicz research collection Christophe Buidin/ Yann Rochepault research collection Christy Bell Claire Kremen Cleveland Museum of Natural History College of the North Atlantic, Carbonear Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity Colorado State University Comision Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, Mexico Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Cornell University Insect Collection Cory Sheffield Research Collection Cranberry Research Station, Wareham, MA D.H. Miller private collection Dan Fiscus, Frostburg University Dartmouth College Dave Fraser Dave McCorquodale Denver Botanic Gardens Collection of Arthropods Depauw University Doug Gill Doug Golick, University of Nebraska Doug Yanega, University of California, Riverside Dwayne Sabine E. Nardone ECOSUR Edwin S. George Reserve El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Unidad San Cristobal de las Casas Elaine Evans Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum, Chadron State College, Nebraska Elinor Lichtenberg, University of North Texas Elm Fork Natural History Museum, University of North Texas Environmental Solution and Innovations, Inc. Erin White, Empire State Native Pollinator Survey Essig Museum of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley Ethan Temeles Etienne Normandin European Nucleotide Archive Florida State University Forest Preserve District of Cook County's wildlife field office Fred Morrison private collection Frost Entomological Museum, Penn State Fundacion Universidad de las Americas, Puebla Gary Antweiler GenBank Gerry I. Stage Research Collection Glacier National Park Collections, West Glacier, MT Global Biodiversity Information Facility Gretchen LeBuhn H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest Harvard University Heather Hines Helen Loffland, Institute for Bird Populations Helen Young Research Collection, Middlebury College Hendrix--Iowa collections https://bugguide.net/ https://www.bumblebeewatch.org/ Humboldt State University Insect Laboratory iDigBio Illinois Natural History Survey iNaturalist Indiana State University, Terre Haute Indiana University Insectarium Renee-Martineau, Canadian Forestery Service, Quebec City Institute for Bird Populations J. B. Wallis Museum of Entomology, University of Manitoba J. Beckham Research Collection, University of North Texas J. Moisan DeSerres J. Postlethwaite J. Thomson research collection Jacob Cecala James Cane James Hung Jamie Cromartie, Stockton College Jamie Strange Jeff Freeman personal collection Jenny Heron Jessica Rykken Joan Milam Research Collection Joanna Wilson Joel Gardner, University of Minnesota John Ascher, National University of Singapore John Klymko John Mola Johnson State College Jonathan Koch Karen Wetherill research collection Karen Wright, Texas A&M University Katie Lamke Kelly Price Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, University of California Santa Cruz Kevin M. O'Neill Private Collection (KMOC) Kevin Matteson, Fordham University Kristen Baum, Oklahoma State University Kyle Texeira-Martins, McGill University L.A. County Museum Larry Clarfeld L'Association Le Balbuzard Laura Burkle Lab Collection, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT Laura Figueroa Lauren Ponisio Laval University Lawrence Packer, York University Leif Richardson Research Collection Liz Day research collection Logan Bee Lab, Logan Utah Lund Museum of Zoology Luther College Entomlogical Research Collection Lyman Entomological Collection, McGill University M.T. James Museum, Washington State University, Pullman, WA Maine Bumble Bee Atlas Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine State Museum Margarita Lopez-Uribe Lab collection Margie Wilkes Mark Vandever McGill University Melissa Brooks, Humboldt State University Michael Killewald Michael Veit, Lawrence Academy Michael Warriner Michel Savard research collection Michelle Duennes Michigan State University Middlebury College Mike Arduser Mike Ivie Mike Riter Ministere des ressources naturelles et de la faune Quebec Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mississippi Entomological Museum and MS Museum of Natural Science Collections Missoula Butterfly House and Insectarium Missouri Botanical Garden Molly Notestine Monica Russo Montana State University, Bozeman Museo de Historia Natural Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Museum of Northern Arizona Museum of Southwestern Biology, Division of Arthropods National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC Natural History Museum of Rotterdam, Netherlands Natural History Museum of Utah Natural History Museum, London Neal Williams, University of California, Davis Nebraska Bumbleboosters New Brunswick Museum New Mexico State University New York Botanic Garden New York State Museum Nick Leone North Carolina State University Entomology Museum Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Norwich University Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Nova Scotia Museum Occidental College Entomology Ohio State University Oklahoma State University Oregon Bee Atlas Oregon State University Arthropod Museum Pat Hinds Paul Growald Paul H. Williams, Natural History Museum Penn State University Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Peter Hallett personal collection Pierre Rasmont Pierre-Marc Brousseau, Montreal Insectarium Pinnacles National Monument Quinn McFrederick, University of California, Riverside R.M. Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University Rachael Winfree, Rutgers University Rebecca Irwin, North Carolina State University Remy Vandame Rich Hatfield, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Rob Gegear Rob Jean Robbin Thorp, University of California, Davis Robert Minckley Collections Robert S. Jacobson personal collection Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory Rosemary Malfi Ross Bell personal collection Royal Alberta Museum Royal British Columbia Museum Royal Ontario Museum Royal Saskatchewan Museum Rutgers University Entomological Museum S. Hollis Woodard Lab research collections, University of California, Riverside S. Javorek research collection Sam Droege San Diego Natural History Museum Entomology Department Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Entomology Collection Sean Griffin Selkirk College Shalene Jha Sheena Sidhu Sheila Colla, York University Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History South Dakota State University South Western Oklahoma State University Southern Environmental Law Center Spencer Hardy Steve Robles, Virginia Natural Heritage Stockton College, Pomona New Jersey Stone Environmental, Inc. Susan Carpenter Susan Nyoka, Humboldt State University Syd Cannings Symbiota Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN) Szendrei Collection Taylor Ricketts, University of Vermont Terry Griswold, Logan Bee Lab Texas A&M University Texas Bumblebees Texas Memorial Museum Austin Texas Tech University - Invertebrate Zoology The Albert J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection The Field Museum of Natural History The Purdue Entomological Research Collection The Stuart M. Fullerton Collection of Arthropods at the University of Central Florida, Orlando The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation; Bumble Bee Watch Thomas Wood Towson University Tracey Zarillo UNIBIO, IBUNAM, Mexico University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska Museum University of Alberta Museums University of Arizona, Insect Collection University of Arkansas University of Bern University of Calgary University of California Santa Barbara Invertebrate Zoology Collection University of California, Davis University of California, Riverside Entomology Museum University of California, San Diego University of Central Florida Collection of Arthopods University of Central Oklahoma University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder University of Colorado, Boulder, Museum of Natural History University of Connecticut, Storrs University of Delaware Insect Collection University of Georgia University of Guelph University of Guelph, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics University of Helsinki University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute University of Kansas Snow Entomological Collections University of Kentucky Insect Collection University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Michigan University of Minnesota Duluth Insect Collection University of Mississippi University of Nevada Reno University of New Hamphsire, Durham University of Northern Iowa - Wen Research Collection University of Oklahoma University of Oklahoma, Sam Noble Museum Department of Recent Invertebrates University of Prince Edward Island Museum University of Tartu Natural History Museum, Estonia University of Texas Insect Collection University of Texas, El Paso, Biodiversity Collections Entomology Collection University of Toronto University of Vermont, Zadock Thompson Invertebrates Collection University of Wisconsin, Madison University of Wyoming University of Wyoming Dillon Lab Insect Collection US Fish and Wildlife Service USGS, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Maryland Utah State University, Logan Bee Lab Valerie Fournier Lab, Universite Laval Valles Caldera National Preserve Vermont Center for Ecostudies Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation Victoria Macphail Virginia Museum of Natural History Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Insect Collection Virginia Scott, University of Colorado, Boulder, Museum of Natural History Washington State University West Virginia Wesleyan College Wildlife Preservation Canada William F. Barr Entomological Collection, University of Idaho Wisconsin Insect Research Collection Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory www.beespotter.org Yale University, Peabody Museum York University Zuzu Gadallah