Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bumblebee Resource Links for High School Students and Teachers and You!

 The Great Canadian Bumblebee Count is a citizen science program you can participate in once the bees emerge in spring

A lovely video by Deep Look on PBS on buzz pollination: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZrTndD1H10

British Bumblebee expert Dave Goulson’s amazing garden shed housing multiple bumblebee houses:

Clay Bolt’s website is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about native bees:

Check out this short film: A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee. http://www.rustypatched.com/

Another captivating short documentary: Searching for the Arctic Bumblebee
by the University of California, Riverside

Sam Droege’s amazing macro photography collection at the USGS Bee Inventory and Montering Lab: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbiml/
(These are open source images, but remember always credit the photographer and source of the photo.)

A helpful bumblebee poster that includes some of the species we have in the Lower Mainland, with links to two other great resources further down the page. Bees, Birds and Butterflies by Janet Partlow, Nancy Partlow and Glenn Buschmann:

Dr. Elizabeth Elle’s Lab at Simon Fraser Elementary has a great info page for the public:

Consider these careers for a better future getting close and personal with bees:
entomologist, taxonomist, ecologist, horticulturalist, eco-gardener, eco-garden designer, eco-farmer, habitat restoration specialist, conservationist, outdoor educator, ecological policy maker, artist who runs with the bees and more!

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