You are registered to participate in Native Bees of the Siskiyous: Biology and Identification with Dr. Robbin Thorp on May 15. Please arrive to sign in and meet your instructor by 1:00 p.m. on Friday the 15th. Class will conclude by 12 noon on Sunday the 17th.
Tentative Course itinerary*: Friday, May 15 1:00 -5:00 p.m. Mini lectures on bee families and bee morphology; short field trip on site and setting up of bowl and blue vane traps. 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner break 6:30-8:00 p.m. Lecture on “An Overview of Bees” Saturday, May 16 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Field trip offsite. Net and observe bees. Lunch break. 2:00 -5:00 p.m. Check onsite traps. Process specimens 5:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner break 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bee keying; special lecture Sunday, May 17 8:00 a.m. -12 p.m. –Key out bees (collected and synoptic) 12 noon – Class concludes
Suggested reading: Useful pdfs to download and look over before workshop:
Sam’s Very Handy Bee Manual http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/nativebees/Handy%20Bee%20Manual/Handy%20Bee%20Manual.pdf
Stephen, WP, GE Bohart, and PF Torchio. 1969. The biology and external morphology of bees with a synopsis of the genera of northwestern America. Agricultural. Experiment. Station, Oregon State University,. 140 pp.
LeBuhn, G. 2013. Field Guide to the Common Bees of California: Including Bees of the Western United States. California Natural History Guides. UC Press. 192pp.
Frankie, GW, RW Thorp, RE Coville, and B Erter 2014. California Bees & Blooms. Heyday, Berkeley, CA. 320pp,