Category Archives: Bee pictures

Field guide for identifying bees in PR

Happy new year everyone! Hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday and are feeling refreshed and ready to tackle everything this new year throws your way. There’s just over a week left before I leave Raleigh and head to Puerto … Continue reading

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Another new generic record for Puerto Rico – Hylaeus

Last month, I collected two female Hylaeus from Puerto Rico. There are no known Hylaeus recorded for the island, so I’m not sure what species these ladies are. I’m working on trying to identify them, and will update this post, … Continue reading

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Surveying bees in coffee plantations

It’s been exactly 1 month since I started my research in coffee plantations in Puerto Rico. This project is similar to the last one, but we’re looking at a few more variables, in addition to agricultural practices. Specifically, we’re surveying bee abundance … Continue reading

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Wild bees to the rescue!

Inspired by Buzz, Hoot, Roar‘s idea of making science into cute little cartoons, I decided to give it a shot and draw up my own little cartoon about wild bees. Note that I’m not an artist, but I think it’s … Continue reading

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Bee Course 2013 – Field trip to Animas

Today we went on a field trip to Animas, New Mexico. The day started off a little cloudy, but it cleared off in time to allow us to go to our first site and spend about 45 minutes collecting. Nothing … Continue reading

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New Species in Puerto Rico: Sphecodes and Ceratina

I have yet to identify the species, but I believe this genus is new to island. It may have come in from neighboring islands, or it may be a new species altogether. Fingers crossed that it’s new! While at the … Continue reading

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Super fancy Puerto Rican bee pictures Sam Droege from USGS Bee inventory and  Monitoring Lab has taken some gorgeous pictures of my beautiful bees. I’ve added the pictures to my “Carribean Bee ID” section, but if you want to look … Continue reading

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