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Snapshots

  1. Hive Tagging

    Snapshot Title: Hive Tagging
    Taken by: Michael Andree

    Image: Bee Research in Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Bees clamor outside the hive entrance as researchers work the bees. Numbered tags are placed on the front of research hives in order to keep track of them throughout the year.



  2. Dry-Ice Samples

    Snapshot Title: Dry-Ice Samples
    Taken by: Michael Andree

    Image: Bee Research in Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    A cooler sits in the shade as researchers from Penn State University and the USDA collect samples of honey bees to be tested for viruses. The cooler contains dry-ice in order to freeze live bees at -...



  3. Honey Bee Samples Preserved in Alcohol

    Snapshot Title: Honey Bee Samples Preserved in Alcohol
    Taken by: Michael Andree

    Image: Bee Research in Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Several sample bottles filled with bees in alcohol are lined up on top of this colony. The samples will be sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture where Technicians will test them for Varr...



  4. Sampling Honey Bees in the field

    Snapshot Title: Sampling Honey Bees in the field
    Taken by: Michael Andree

    Image: Bee Research in Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Two sample bottles sit atop a colony while Nathan Rice from the USDA assesses a honey bee colony. The bottle on the right is used to take honey bee samples in alcohol for varroa mite counts and nosem...



  5. Stung

    Snapshot Title: Stung
    Taken by: Michael Andree

    Image: Bee Research in Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    This is a picture of me picking a stinger out of my hand while trying to record notes from a colony assessment being conducted by Dr. Jeff Pettis and Nathan Rice (both of the USDA).



  6. B

    Snapshot Title: B
    Taken by: Keith Rodgerson

    Image: Bee Research in Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    B