Common Native Bees of the Western United States

Common Native Bees of the Western United States


Your Way to Easily Identify Bees and Look-Alikes

Get this handy booklet to common bees (and their look-alikes) of the western USA, and learn how to identify them.

Bees are beloved garden visitors and are essential to a healthy ecosystem. We welcome their arrival and celebrate their vital work as pollinators, supporting the growth of flowers, plants, and trees. If you see bees in your area, keep this convenient guide close at hand. Designed for ease of use, the booklet is organized by group for quick identification. Narrow your choices by group, and view just a few bees at a time. The professional photographs showcase more than 170 species—including bee look-alikes, such as beetles, flies, and moths. Written by debut author Ryan Bartlett, founder of the educational organization Colorado Native Bee, Common Native Bees of the Western United States features species found west of the 100th meridian (from western North Dakota down to western Texas and all the way to the Pacific Ocean).

Book Features

  • Pocket-sized format—easier than laminated foldouts
  • Professional photos showing key markings
  • Easy-to-use information for even casual observers
  • The author’s “Top 10 Things You Can Do for Bees”

Improve your identification skills and learn to make your backyard or garden a welcome place for bees, with this lightweight quick guide.

Additional information

Dimensions 4.25 × 7.5 in

Ryan Bartlett


Spiral Bound

Page Count:



Adventure Quick Guides


Adventure Publications

Publication Date

August 15, 2023


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