Census Data

Who uses the census data? What do they use it for?

Educators of all levels

  • Researchers used the data in pollination economic valuation studies.
  • College educators use journal articles featuring the data in their classrooms.
  • K-12 educators use the data to teach math and critical thinking. 

Interested in utilizing the data in your classroom? Check out our educator resources.


Community members and leaders


  • City planners use the data to see where more pollinator habitat needs to be created.
  • Businesses use the data while planning outdoor spaces and landscaping.

Interested in utilizing the data for your business? Check out our business resources.




  • Gardeners use the data to determine which pollinator plants to plant to attract different insects.
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2021 Census Results
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2020 Census Results
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2019 Census Results
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Three Years of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census

 2019 2020 2021
Carpenter Bees 11,066 4,435 8,282
Bumble Bees 13,517 8,989 23,250
Honey Bees 7,979 5,009 8,818
Small Bees 20,039 10,382 14,391
Wasps 15,151 8,001 10,829
Flies 14,555 11,588 12,115
Butterflies/Moths 29,692 18,564 16,502
Other Insects 19,845 14,127 17,557
TOTAL INSECTS 131,844 81,095 111,743
TOTAL COUNTERS 4,698 3,746 5,941

New Pollinator Gardens  

One important aspect of the Great Georgia Pollinator Census is the creation of sustainable pollinator habitat. The maps below were created by Emma Harris and show the 1,861 gardens created as a result of the project by year.

Chart of New Small Pollination Gardens
Gardens under 1/4th acre in size
Chart of New Medium Pollination Gardens
Gardens between 1/4th acre and 1 acre in size
Chart of New Large Pollination Gardens
Gardens over 1 acre in size

Journal Articles on the Great Georgia Pollinator Census:

  • Griffin, B. & Braman, K. (2021) School and Community Garden Pollinator Census: a Pilot Project in Georgia. Journal of Entomological Science, 56(3): pp. 287-304. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18474/JES20-38
  • Griffin, B., LaTora, A.G., Bhattarai, U., & Braman, S.K. (2022) Knowledge Gleaned From the First Great Georgia Pollinator CensusJournal of Entomological Science, 57(1): pp. 39-63. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18474/JES21-05
  • Griffin, B, Braman, R, Griffin, M & Sarieh, Y. (2021) The Strategic Use of Multimedia in the Great Georgia Pollinator Census Citizen Science Project. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 6(1): 1, pp. 1–13. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/cstp.334  

This study used census data in the research:

  • Pless, R., Ferreira, S., Bergstrom, J., & Rabinowitz, A. N. (2021). Spatial and Temporal Trends in the Economic Value of Biotic Pollination Services in Georgia, USA: 2009–2017. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 53(3), 322-340. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/aae.2021.11