- Feb 20View SourceYes, Leo is right, on both account. For the enlightened and experienced souls who know already that staring through a scope until your eye sockets are calloused and the spider in the room thinks you've died is actually an exciting chance to appreciate insects and learn bees and pursue questions about their populations --this is the antithesis of tedium, and this is the person I want.T'aiOn Feb 20, 2014, at 1:01 PM, Leo Shapiro wrote:I am absolutely certain he was joking.Or perhaps he meant "…a great tolerance of tedium" BUT organizing and identifying bees--the very antithesis of tedium--will be the primary task.LeoOn Feb 20, 2014, at 9:51 AM, "Droege, Sam" <sdroege@...> wrote:T'aiI can't believe you put the word "tedium" in the same sentence as "organizing and identifying bees"....samOn Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 3:42 PM, T'ai Roulston <thr8z@...> wrote:
Please pass on to anyone you think would be interested.
Bee Technician Wanted, mid April to mid September. Northern Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.
Primary responsibility: organizing, processing and identifying bees captured in passive traps as part of a study examining the effects of plant composition of warm season grass meadows on bee abundance and diversity.
Qualifications: Highly organized, independent, some experience identifying bees at least to genus with a microscope, and a great tolerance of tedium (organizing and identifying bees will be the primary task).
Position is an internship with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute with a stipend of up to $2000 per month. The intern will work primarily at the University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, Virginia. Housing is available at Blandy if needed.
Inquiries should be sent to T'ai Roulston (tai.roulston@...) at Blandy Experimental Farm (http://blandy.virginia.edu)
Curator, State Arboretum of Virginia
Research Assoc. Prof., Dept of Envi. Sci.
University of Virginia
--Bees are Not OptionalApes sunt et non liberum