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Bee Germs

Main Project Information
Presented By StudentDiscover
Goal Map sites of ground nesting bees and monitor their diseases
Task Collect bees, send GPS data, and ship specimens
Where North America

The “Bee Germs” project is focusing on learning more about bees that live underground. We know very little about bees that make their homes underfoot; by learning more about their germs (or pathogens) we will be able to understand what diseases they are suffering from and, eventually, find ways to help them.

Project Timing Ground nesting bees are active during spring, summer, and fall every year.
Expenses $10
Materials List jar to keep bees, Freezer, Hand sanitizer, 3 zip top bags, Padded envelope
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At the beach, On a walk, run, On a hike, At school, At home
Training Materials
Class Materials
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags bees, pathogens, pollinators
Project Updated 06/18/2018