Bee Identification

Bee Identification & Curation How-To

During this first year of monitoring with the OBP, our goals are to train interested leaders for monitoring groups on specimen collection and curation, develop regional reference collections, and begin generating baseline data. As time progresses, and we have a greater knowledge base to rely on, our long-term goal will shift focus to developing a more rigorous monitoring design capable of detecting low-level population changes or trends throughout the state.

Photo Credit: Molly Alloy

Let us know you’re interested: 
Visit and tell us about who will be participating and where you anticipate collecting.  We will review those that sign up and send you a monitoring kit.  Preference will be given to those who are able to attend a workshop, participate with the group, and commit to following protocols. ODA will be in touch with next steps, which include starting curation, end of the season identification, and the development of the Oregon Bee Atlas.

We will begin putting kits together soon for self-selecting groups around the state.  Kits will be shared with a group.  Participation is limited during the first year, so sign up soon.  The kits will contain basic supplies such as insect pins, display boxes, nets and traps — as well as basic instructions on collecting, pinning, and labeling. 

Workshop Presentation

Link to 131 MB PPT File: Bees of Oregon PowerPoint
By Oregon Bee Project coordinators, Sarah Kincaid, ODA & Andony Melathopoulos, OSU

See our list of upcoming events for workshops in your area: Events Calendar

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