Re: [beemonitoring] Pre- and Unpainted Bee Bowls or Pan Traps available for Sale from Non-Profit
This is fantastic sam! I will order some more for bahamas.On Dec 14, 2011 6:48 PM, "Sam Droege" <sdroege@...> wrote:
Its winter now and most of our bee and Hymenoptera collecting has come to a close as we process and identify specimens and write up publications. In the same time, this is also planning season and time to purchase new equipment for the coming year.
Once such need is for painted pan traps or bowls.
In the past getting pan traps meant you got them from either my shop or painted your own. We are now mostly out of the business of supplying traps, but making your own traps means a lot of extra work finding bowls, paint, and time. However, there is an alternative ... using the services of New Horizons Supported Services whose wonderful crew of developmentally disabled workers paints and sells bowls. This is good, rewarding work for the the folks at New Horizons, who often find jobs difficult to come by, and, at this point, it is the only place that will provide you with pre-painted bowls!.
The standard product is either the plain white unpainted Solo 3.25 ounce souffle cup or bowls painted fluorescent yellow or fluorescent blue. The fluorescent colors are custom made as listed in the Handy Bee Manual
Pricing for bowls is $0.19 for painted bowls and $0.05 for unpainted (white). Shipping costs average between $10-12.
New Horizons is also open to painted other size and shape bowls and cups for you too.
Please contact Cynthia Swift-King for more information or placing your order.
Cynthia Swift-King, Associate Director
New Horizons Supported Services
16000 Trade Zone Avenue
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
Tel: 301 249 0206 Fax: 301 249 4512
They prefer payments be remitted via a credit card. Credit card payments can be made by going to www.nhssi.org, (1st click on “donations” and then input the total amount of the remittance). Checks are to be made payable to "New Horizon Supported Services, Inc."
An invoice will be emailed to you and included with the shipment to indicate that they remittance was for the purchase of Bee bowls (as opposed to a donation)
Please indicate the exact mailing address to be used to ship the bowls .
Sam Droege sdroege@...
w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
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