The Bee-utiful World of an Unconventional Scientist

July 11, 2014 - For Sam Droege, bees aren't just a job—they're a way of life. As head of the Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program at the U.S. Geological Survey, he studies the important role bees play in agriculture and ecology. But his love for them runs deeper. His house abounds with bees and bee specimens, and his macro photography offers a dazzling glimpse of bees that most people may never see.

To learn more about the first inventory of wild bees in the United States, read this news article.

See "Intimate Portraits of Bees" for more of Sam Droege's bee pictures.