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How to Catch and Identify Bees and Manage a Collection

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This manual is a compilation of the wisdom and experience of many individuals, some of whom are directly acknowledged here and others not. We thank all of you. The bulk of the text was compiled by Sam Droege at the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab (BIML), Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Beltsville, Maryland, over several years from 2004-2008. We regularly update the manual with new information, so, if you have a new technique, some additional ideas for sections, corrections or additions, we would like to hear from you. Please email those to Sam Droege ( You can also email Sam if you are interested in joining the “Bee Inventory, Monitoring, and ID” discussion group. Many thanks to Dave and Janice Green, Gene Scarpulla, Liz Sellers, and Tracy Zarrillo for their many hours of editing this manual.


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