Blueberries (Genus Vaccinium) are beloved by a wide range of bees, including a handful of specialists. The vase shape of blueberry flowers means that bees either need a long face to reach the nectar inside or need to cut a hole through the side of the flower (known as nectar robbing). Many of these bees are easiest to find and most studied on Blueberry farms, but wild blueberries occur statewide. Cranberries and Deerberry are technically in the same genus and each host to rare bees not yet recorded from Vermont.

Blueberry Distribution: To see the global distribution, check out the iNaturalist account, and toggle the GBIF layer on the map.