My name is Laura and I live in Salt Lake City. I do talks, tours, monitoring, and habitat augmentation for bees and other beneficial insects. I started the Wild Bee Project in 2015 to share my love of our local bees.
If you haven't noticed, bees are engaging creatures. Their absorbed, busy, behavior as they gather pollen is seductive and delightful to watch! There are 1,000 species of wild bees in Utah. Wild bees are important pollinators and have always been there, in the 'background,' supporting our food web and keeping our gardens and farms producing year after year. They are also cute.. hence the photos.