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322Re: [beemonitoring] The Soap Collecting Jar

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  • frozenbeedoc@cs.com
    Jun 5, 2008
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      Sam et al.

      RE washing pollen off of soapy water collected bees.  It takes some concerted efforts to shake up these bees in soapy water for washing off the pollen.   Vigorous shaking for at least one minute, and that doesn't always do it.  If one is just netting a bee and dropping it into soapy water for killing, I doubt you would lose all of the pollen.  Maybe a pellet, yes, but not whats in the hairs.

      Anita  Collins
      USDA, ARS retired
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