Do you have a lot of honeybees buzzing around your backyard? A San Francisco State University biologist needs your help with The Great Sunflower Project coming up on Aug. 11.
SF State Biologist Gretchen LeBuhn and her team are urging people across the country to count bees in their yard and neighborhood gardens as part of a “Great Bee Count.” Several Half Moon Bay residents have already signed up.
Volunteers can view an interactive map showing data from the previous four years of the project and see what is happening in their neighborhood.
“The results map that’s now on the website is pretty powerful,” LeBuhn said in a prepared statement. “For those who already participate, this can help them look at the area around them and see if there’s anyone else they can encourage to join.”
The first four years of the study has revealed that there are fewer bees in urban areas than anywhere else, even the desert.