Following National Pollinator Week (June 15-21, 2015) and rollout of the Pollinator Research Action Plan we highlight and share the importance of pollinators including bees, birds, butterflies and bats in providing key ecosystem services. Nearly one out of every three bites of food we eat depends on bees and other species for pollination, and native bees play an important role in both crop and native plant pollination. The USGS Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON), a resource hub of EcoINFORMA, provides access to more than 1.4 million species occurrence records for native bees (keystone pollinators), in addition to millions of records for other pollinator species and the plants that depend on them for pollination services in the U.S. and U.S. Territories. In addition to data from notable sources such as the USDA Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory and the Illinois Natural History Survey, this collection of bee species occurrence data includes over 260 thousand records from the USGS PWRC – Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab, which also develops survey manuals, identification keys, and protocols useful in the study of wild bees.