Help Bees and Become a Citizen Scientist 

Sandy Springs citizens have a wonderful opportunity to help protect Georgia’s pollinators this month, one count at a time. The Great Georgia Pollinator Censusis a citizen science project taking place on August 20 and 21. Across the state folks will be taking 15 minutes out of their day to count how many pollinators land on a pollinator plant (any plant you see that has insect activity on the blossoms). 

The website has everything you need to complete a count with your friends, kids, classroom, garden club or workplace! Just print the counting sheet and use the helpful info to help you identify the insects you spot into basic categories: 

  • Bumble bees
  • Carpenter bees
  • Honey bees
  • Small bees
  • Wasps
  • Flies
  • Butterflies
  • Other Insects

After the count, go back to the website to report your findings. It’s easy!

Why participate?

Data collected from the Great Georgia Pollinator Census is helping environmental scientists better understand and protect our State’s valuable pollinators. Aside from that, it’s fun! It’s a great activity for everyone from seniors to little ones. The Great Georgia Pollinator Census website has ideas for classrooms to use the event in their STEAM curriculum, and for  businesses to use the event to create a community event.

Who do I contact with any questions or for more information? Becky Griffin is the project coordinator.  Contact her at

Create-A-Buzz Seminar Series

Pollinator-Friendly Public Spaces

Beekeeper Network