sorry I forgot to put the subject header on so I am sending this a second time.
From: Linda Newstrom
Sent: Friday, 4 December 2009 8:09 a.m.
To: Sam Droege; beemonitoring@ yahoogroups. com
Cc: ropert@asurequality .com; Marco Gonzalez (GonzalezM@asurequa lity.com)
Subject: RE: [beemonitoring] Nutritional compositon of pollen grains for bees
Does anyone know someone who has experience in analysing the nutritional composition of pollen grains for honey bee and other bees? We are in contact with Doug Somerville who wrote Fat Bees Skinny Bees for Australia but we would like to know if anyone else has done this? Is it feasible to collect pollen directly from the flowers rather than pollen off the bees? We are proposing a project to assess the protein content of New Zealand native trees and shrubs and it is probably not possible to collect from the bees.
From: beemonitoring@ yahoogroups. com [beemonitoring@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Sam Droege [sdroege@usgs. gov]
Sent: Friday, 4 December 2009 6:49 a.m.
To: beemonitoring@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [beemonitoring] New Guide to Sphecidae East of the Mississippi Available
The talented Erika Tucker from our lab has just finished up a guide to the 40 Sphecid wasps east of the Mississippi River.
http://www.discover life.org/ mp/20q?guide= Sphecidae
We borrowed heavily from the marvelous works and text of both Menke and Bohart and were able to look at specimens for all the species except for Sphex flavitarsis, which we are going to hunt down soon.
As always feel free to comment, send corrections and distribute to anyone interested.
Sam Droege sdroege@usgs. gov
w 301-497-5840 h 301-390-7759 fax 301-497-5624
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
BARC-EAST, BLDG 308, RM 124 10300 Balt. Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705
Http://www.pwrc. usgs.gov The Shapes of Leaves Ginkgo, cottonwood, pin oak, sweet gum, tulip tree:
our emotions resemble leaves and alive
to their shapes we are nourished. Have you felt the expanse and contours of grief
along the edges of a big Norway maple?
Have you winced at the orange flare searing the curves of a curling dogwood?
I have seen from the air logged islands,
each with a network of branching gravel roads, and felt a moment of pure anger, aspen gold.
I have seen sandhill cranes moving in an open field,
a single white whooping crane in the flock. And I have traveled along the contours
of leaves that have no name. Here
where the air is wet and the light is cool, I feel what others are thinking and do not speak,
I know pleasure in the veins of a sugar maple,
I am living at the edge of a new leaf. - Arthur Sze P Bees are not optional.
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