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Male carder bees wound native bees?

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Terry -- Yesterday we observed a group of five carder bees defending a patch of flowering Digitalis purpurea (planted on a roadside) from several Bombus and
Russel Barsh
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8:17 AM

Native Bee surveys by states

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... Yes, he is apparently a jerk. ... Liz Indianapolis
Liz Day
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May 21

scope recommendation

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You do not need expensive light sources. The most important thing is that you be able to move the light source(s) around to get an optimal light angle. I have
Crumbling, Deana
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May 20

Fwd: FW: [BOMBUS-L] Early bumblebee male

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All, A few thoughts on early season males: 1) We tend to find a few of these every year in Utah and it seems to occur in many species. 2) In lab rearing of
Strange, James
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May 19

Early bumblebee male

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Maybe a diploid male - as most bombi mate only once, if the queen mated with a male with one of her sex alleles half her "worker" brood will be males. cheers
laurence packer
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May 19

A misleading article on a controversial topic?

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Hi Ai, I wonder if this is the honey bee canola paper that Mr. Driessen was referring to: Cutler, G. Christopher, et al. "A large-scale field study examining
The Kuder Family
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May 18

Bumblebee Questions (B. mixtus, B. sitkensis)

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For cooling bees as we collected them, we used small zip-lock bags. Work just fine and get the bees right on the ice. Anita Anita Collins, Ph.D. Research
Anita M. Collins
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May 15

New Revised Versions of the Very Handy Bee Manual Available

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The bonding process you refer to is called solvent welding. It is not actually gluing since there is no adhesive involved. It works by dissolving the plastic
Dennis E Johnson
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May 5

Orchard mason bees and apple blossom synchrony

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Trish, I applaud your use of Osmia lignaria in apples. For several consistent years, I observe the earliest Osmia lignaria propinqua (OLP) males emerge
Kimball Clark
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May 5

Summary of Species with Atypical or Variable Numbers of Submarginal

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Species of Alloperdita (including P. bradley)  commonly have an intercalary cell and thus have an aberrant form of the 3 submarginal condition (all other
Jack Neff
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May 3

Native bees being trampled

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On 4/30/15 7:21 AM, Kootenay Native Plant Society kootenaywild@gmail.com ... Eva: as Jason noted, this is Halictus rubicundus, a social species that has
Doug Yanega
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Apr 30

Re: [Pollinator] [beemonitoring] Should we tell them?

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Hi Matt, Yes, shifting mind-set is indeed important, but it can work against us in the long run if good intentions are combined with bad science. To keep with
askartie@aol.com
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Apr 30

Emerging now in NJ?

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Dear Kimberley: Congratulations. Finally, we have some good news Tell us in greater detail how you gave your presentation to children and adults. After my
Peter Bernhardt
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Apr 28

Suggestions on bee hotels

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Thank you very much Jim, Jason, Peter, Scott and many others for your time and your input in this question. I am very grateful that there are so many people
Ai Wen
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Apr 28

Sugar refractometers

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Dear Owen: Thanks for your input. I am sharing it with other members as you've raised a most important point. How do you know that the bee's crop contains
Peter Bernhardt
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Apr 6
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