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Luke bee farm
Hi all, Bees are part of our daily life. Their products are 100% natural food or medicine: honey, pollen, royal jelly, wax, bee venom etc. Considering the...
Oct 30, 2011
Trachandrena Female ID Spreadsheet Now Available for the Eastern U.S
Hi All: Attached is a file with detailed information about the 13 Andrena species in the subgenus Trachandrena. We have found this group to be confusing, as...
Oct 26, 2011
FW: Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens post
Great examples across the country of replacing unsightly mixed vegetation on vacant lots with beautiful and bee-friendly meadows. Catherine Zimmerman has a...
Oct 24, 2011
oaks and bee populations
All: I just received the email below regarding oaks roles in Longleaf Pine ecosystems..
. I general I would think that oaks themselves are of minor importance....
Oct 23, 2011
Fwd: Has everyone seen this?
A colleague sent this link to me. I can't view it on my current system. Peter ... From: Susan Spencer <sspencer@...> Date: Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 10:52 PM ...
Oct 23, 2011
FW: [beemonitoring] Question regarding Osmia cornifrons- more comple
Folks- below is the definitive answer from Molly Rightmyer who is working with Osmia taxonomy. jim From: Molly Rightmyer [mailto:molly_rightmyer@...] ...
Oct 20, 2011
Question regarding Osmia cornifrons
Can anyone tell me when Chalicodoma cornifrons was changed to Osmia cornifrons and perhaps point me to a specific publication? Thanks, Matt...
Oct 20, 2011
cryptic Bombus mixtus
Hi, folks. I'm putting out a notice regarding the western NA species Bombus mixtus, that potentially affects hundreds of misidentified specimens scattered...
Oct 19, 2011
Hi everyone, a silly question, but I really want to know. Is apitoxin influenced in any way by the pollen or nectar the bee consumes, or is it constant? In...
Oct 19, 2011
Ping Pong Track Ball Microscope Specimen Holder Thing
All: Was working with Gary Alpert this last week. Gary is an ant kingpin and full of good ideas. He showed me a very clever specimen holder made from a ping...
Oct 18, 2011
surveying bumble bees in urban areas
Hi, all- I'm looking for some input. I have been asked to join a group of researchers studying insect diversity across an urban gradient. My role is to look at...
Oct 16, 2011
nary Genomicist at SLU
Dear Friends and Colleagues: Please share the attached advertisement with people who may be interested in the appointment. This is the second year we've...
Oct 12, 2011
DiscoverLife bee genera guide: integumental coloration of the face
Hello, Based upon the variation between females and males, it has been decided that the following character will be split into separate female/male characters:...
Oct 11, 2011
Job Opening in the AMNH: Curatorial Assistant for bees
Dear all, I am writing to inform the group about a relevant job opening in the AMNH. We are looking for a full-time curatorial assistant to help with curation ...
Oct 7, 2011
John S. Ascher
In the past few years Colony Collapse Disorder has been frequently in the news. While it's nice that bees are getting attention, exaggeration and "Chicken...
Oct 5, 2011
Bees per Bowl Per Month
All: I did a little summary of bowl captures today to look at rates of capture. I extracted data from Maryland for which there were good records on the number...
Oct 2, 2011
Be on the lookout for Pseudoanthidium nanum right now
All This Sunday I came across 2 specimens of Pseudoanthidium nanum in Hagerstown, Maryland and just saw a set of nice pictures on Bugguide from Thomas of...
Sep 27, 2011
All, Passing an ID question from a friend on to the list...he isn't on it, so please reply to him. Thanks! Barb Barbara J. Abraham, Ph.D. Associate Professor ...
Sep 26, 2011
Micralictoides, Neopasites, Paranomada, and Rhopalolemma guides
Hello, Several more guides have been finished for western genera. Paranomada and Rhopalolemma both have very small numbers of constituent species with three ...
Sep 24, 2011
Required reading for Those interested in Bee/Pesticide Studies
All: SETAC (Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - the uber society for environmental toxicologists) held a workshop last year on ...
Sep 19, 2011
latitudinal gradients & cavity nest traps
Hi all, I have been considering a project that would look at bee communities along a latitudinal gradient as a proxy for understanding climate change. I was...
Sep 17, 2011
s Bumble Bee USFWS news release
All Am forwarding this for US Fish and Wildlife Service...sam PDF of News Release ...
Sep 16, 2011
Not for Australians!
: Postdoc Research Assoc - Pollination Ecology
Dear Colleagues: I sent Ms. Sanchez'
s advertisement (below) to Gary Wilson in Australia (James Cook U., Queensland) as a number of people receive PhDs in...
Sep 16, 2011
Are Emerald Ash Tree Borers Flower Beetles
Please look at page 133 of the Science Times Section of the New York Times (9/13/2011) and read the article by Anthony DePalma. Forestry services are catching...
Sep 14, 2011
Dear Bee Watchers: For an introduction to nectar glands, nectar components and toxic components please consider reading Chapter 7 in Bernhardt, P. (1993)...
Sep 13, 2011
Ancylandrena and Dioxys identification guides
Hello, Two more new guides have been completed for the US. They are the Ancylandrena and Dioxys, with five species in each. These are western genera once...
Sep 11, 2011
Bombus possibly killed by Golden Raintree nectar...?
All: This just came across my email from the MD IPM Weekly report. Note however, that there may be possible confusion between the golden rain tree...
Sep 10, 2011
a colleague in my recent Lep course at the SWRS in Portal Az aksed the following question concerning the Identification of pollen dispersed by animals: "do...
Sep 9, 2011
Fwd: [ECOLOG-L] new wild bee booklet
Below is a link to a beautifully illustrated bee resource that was originally posted to ECOLOG-L this morning. Janean ... From: David Inouye <inouye@...> ...
Sep 8, 2011
Protodufourea, Sphecodosoma and Xeralictus identification guides
Hello, Three more Western US groups have been completed. They are the Protodufourea, Sphecodosoma and Xeralictus, all of which are members of the subfamily...
Sep 6, 2011
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