John Ball Zoo

Gulf Bee Project Auburn University

United States

There has been little effort to preserve these bees, despite the continued conversion of sand dunes into urban beachfronts. This project will use demography and habitat data to examine how we can preserve these small populations. To do this requires that efforts be concentrated to help isolate the populations grow—a significant problem because of their small size. The primary desired outcome is to determine the mix of floral ecotypes that best maintain the bee populations at its current sites.