Its nice to see all the new interest in surveying bees and
wasps....really its been a renewed interest as prior to WWII there were quite
a few collectors out there. However, what has been hard to do is to
personally train and help everyone interested in starting to collect and
identify bees; yet the need is there, as catching, processing, and identifying
bees is an acquired skill. So as part of our continuing effort to train
and inform people on various aspects of the bee world, we are going to try to
do a series of videos and see if that is helpful.
So here is our first effort .... a video on how to collect
bees and wasps with nets and remove them from the net. We are complete
video novices and used an inexpensive Canon camera to take the video, my
wife's digital tape recorder to do the audio, and Windows Movie Maker software
to put it together. While not National Geographic quality, it was fast,
easy to do, and seems to do the trick.
So, take a look, give us some feedback about what should be
changed and what other videos you would find useful that we should
We have put this video up on
You Tube, but we will likely try to load it on other web sites too as the
quality decreased on You Tube after we uploaded it (not that it was so high to
begin with) .
http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=n6ZFlz3uA7E
Sam Droege sdroege@usgs. gov
w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
Wildlife Research Center
BARC-EAST, BLDG 308, RM 124 10300 Balt. Ave.,
Beltsville, MD 20705
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