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HOW TO BEE HUNT – Beekeeping Like A Lady

One of many stunning issues about this exercise is that you simply don’t want something to do it. You’ll be able to convey no matter you’d usually convey with you on a stroll and easily use your eyes and ears and benefit from the fleeting encounters you’ll have with the bees you discover, however if you happen to’re like me, you might need extra enjoyable if you happen to catalog your finds.

Cell Cellphone- I at all times try and {photograph} the bees I discover. Not solely as a result of I really like images, however as a result of it’s a helpful solution to determine what species I’m seeing. The excellent news is  you don’t want a elaborate digicam for this. Cellphone cameras will work nice. Simply be certain that to get the bee in focus and attempt to get photographs of it from a number of angles. This may make it simpler to determine the bee later.

Macro attachment– Though, it’s not mandatory, you would possibly take pleasure in having the choice of getting a better picture of your bee. There are lots of easy cellphone attachment lenses which are small and straightforward to convey with you, however they do take apply to grasp. You will need to get VERY near the bee to get it in focus.

Olympus TG6– If you wish to improve your images, you would possibly take pleasure in this enjoyable, sturdy level and shoot digicam. I find it irresistible as a result of it takes prime quality pictures whereas additionally being compact sufficient to hold in my pocket. It additionally has particular macro settings!

Pocket book/Sketchbook- In order for you a extra contemplative methodology, you would possibly prefer to hold written document of your finds. Take into account noting not simply the kind of bee, but additionally the time of 12 months, what sort of flower they have been noticed on and any attention-grabbing behaviors. This info could possibly be particularly helpful to anybody who need to plant for pollinators at house.

Butterfly Web– I by no means internet my finds as a result of I favor to watch them in a pure state, however some bees are simply spooked or in any other case fly so quick that they can’t be noticed. In these cases, I generally want I had a internet with me!

Identification Information- It may be robust to determine what you’re seeing while you first begin bee looking, however that’s a part of the enjoyable! Begin with my article on the best way to acknowledge bees and while you’re able to go deeper, there’s no higher information than the e-book, The Bees In Your Yard. Once I can’t discover my solutions there I typically seek the advice of Entomology Fb teams or submit my picture to iNaturalist and wait for somebody to submit their I.D. there. If you wish to apply your identifcation abilities, make sure to try my sport, Pollinator Popcorn. It is going to enable you enhance your identification abilities whereas additionally having enjoyable.

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