Research Request: Pollen Samples Wanted

Are you curious about the kinds of pollen that our bees are collecting?  There is a study underway to determine the effect of native and non-native plant pollen sources on bee foraging behavior in the Puget Sound area, through the use of protein and DNA analysis.

  • Request for beekeepers to collect 80-100mg of pollen.
  • Samples will be collected in June or July.
  • They have pollen traps they can rotate around to participants if they don’t have one already.
  • They can provide overnight shipping for fresh pollen samples.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in please email Lila Westreich: [email protected]