May 25, 2000 The Bee Works website is up and running. We will be adding tons of content so please come back to see the developments. If you see any broken links please e-mail us at
Conferences and WorkshopsIn early October, Steve will be in Washington, D.C. attending the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) meeting. Steve serves on the steering committee for this national effort.
Current ProjectsComputer identification of insect specimens: We are working with a team of programmers developing a comprehensive insect identification program. Once fully developed the software can be used to relieve "Darwin's Dilemma" currently confronting conservation biologists worldwide. Read more about this here.
Biodiversity surveys: We are currently conducting biological inventories of pollinators in Florida, Georgia, Montana and Arizona. These projects are integrating GPS/GIS data with species richness information. Eventually we will have a searchable online database of pollinators that can be utilized by researchers and educators alike. If you live in the southeastern United States (especially Georgia and Florida), you may want to click here and visit the extensive photographic and text resources created by our colleague Dr. John Pascarella for the bees of the Everglades National Park.
Carpenter Bee Pollination: We are testing the effectiveness of the Carpenter Bee as a crop pollinator for small farms. This project is in collaboration with Native Seeds SEARCH and the Western Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education program.
Steve completed a 1 hour long documentary titled POLLINATORS IN PERIL narrated by Peter Fonda that aired on the TBS superstation. You can order it at http://www.nwf.org/nwp/tvprograms/index.html
Although it already happened the Smithsonian just had The Bug Fest they still have the web site up at or at this page
For more information About TBW activities click here
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