Last week we sorted and pinned two kits: the kit by M. Freeland ( Tuscarawas County) and A. Kuflewski (Lawrence County). We are over 9,750 bees pinned!
I also started identifying some bees, and successfully identified 250 bees to at least genus. Once I start spending more time identifying bees, I will share more bee ID related things here. But for now, I will focus on the bycatch.
Guess that body part:
Nothing much new to say compared to last week, but I did hear that OSU Newark is going to become a vaccination site starting this week. It will be interesting to see how that develops. There is promising news that the two major suppliers (Pfizer and Moderna) expect to have produced enough doses to vaccinate 70% of adults in the US by the end of July. This also does not account for any additional companies that might be able to get their vaccine approved in the next few months.
The other OSU has a cool series of bee videos as well, so if you are looking for more bee content to watch, see: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/bee-atlas/wild-world-bees
The Ohio Lepidopterists (aka the butterfly people) have an annual meeting Saturday, January 23 at 2 PM. It will be all digital due to covid, but they are having Sam Jaffe from The Caterpillar Lab speak. See more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/887201068693056/
That is all for now,