A big thank you to Dr. Karen Goodell at the Ohio State University for agreeing to be in this comic, and for helping out with the content!
Learn more about bees!
The Ohio State University's Bee Lab: Fact sheets, planting guides, workshops and webinars, and other resources.
Common Bees & Wasps of Ohio Field Guide from the Ohio Division of Wildlife: A digital version of this handy guide to common bees and wasps of Ohio, also available as a paper booklet for free from the Division of Wildlife.
Ohio Bee Identification Guide from OSU Extension: A basic guide to looking at bees.
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation: Tons of information and resources about bees, butterflies, and other pollinators—and other underappreciated invertebrates, too!
Pollinator Partnership: Tons of information to help protect pollinators, including bees and other insects, bats, and birds. Enter your zip code to get a free regional guide to help you plant a pollinator-friendly garden (works for the USA and Canada!): https://www.pollinator.org/guides These guides have a lot of detailed information about your regional growing conditions, but you can also skip down to the plant lists and habitat tips :)
Wild Pollinators of Eastern Apple Orchards & How to Conserve Them: A neat guide about bees in orchards—helpful info if you have or want to plant fruit trees.