The Bee Report is an online publication dedicated to telling the story of bees in North America. Its focus is the more than 4,000 individual species of bees and their diverse communities spread across the continent, as well as the history, economics, laws and politics that shape our relationship with them. Through original reporting, curated content, visual storytelling and science-fueled advocacy, The Bee Report seeks to inspire the citizen scientist in all of us.

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Matt Kelly is the author, editor and publisher of The Bee Report. He’s also an independent science journalist, photographer and data dog whose work is focused on the intersection of food systems and ecosystems. You can find his complete portfolio at bymattkelly.com.

Matt is a member of the National Association of Science Writers.

Send questions, comments, information, tips or press releases to info@thebeereport.com.

Follow Matt on iNaturalist to help record, share and discuss bee observations. You can also join his iNaturalist project The Finger Lakes Bee Survey to help document bee species in western New York.