|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Location||United States South Dakota, Wyoming|
The project will provide a "sampling kit" to each volunteer. This kit is comprised of a collecting bottle to kill the bees, sample tubes for keeping and transferring the bees, instructions, and note cards for recording essential information about the bees and collecting site. The collecting bottles will be pre-charged to kill the bees; alternatively, the bees can be frozen or pickled in alcohol.
Black Hills Bee Project
Volunteers with the Black Hills Bee Project monitor and collect bees, record flower visitations, and provide insights on the activities of bees in the Black Hills ecoregion. The project depends upon a volunteer effort to provide essential data, specimens, records, and observations of these native bees.
Volunteers can also contribute photographs of bees from their gardens or elsewhere in the Black Hills. The project will post these photos and identify volunteers as the photographer.
There are four primary benefits of participating: