One of the best ways to find interesting bees is to look for the plants that sustain them. Nearly a quarter of the bee species in Vermont are considered specialists, meaning they feed their offspring pollen from a narrow range of plants. This can vary from a single species to a family of plants. Additionally most of these bees will also visit other flowers for nectar (especially the males) and many non-specialists will also be found on these plants. The links below are intended to give users some targets for plants and bees to focus on, plants with multiple specialists are listed first, followed by those with a single bee specialist.