Long-term Bee Monitoring in Intervale Area in Burlington, Vermont, USA

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Bee monitoring project began in 2013 with bee bowls deployed throughout the Burlington Intervale, a large open space consisting of vegetable and flower farms, mature riparian buffers, and old fields. Sporadic sampling occurred in 2013, 2014, and 2017 with more standardized sampling beginning in 2020.

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Ricketts T, Mazurowski J, Hardy S, Nicholson C, Zawawi A (2024). Long-term Bee Monitoring in Intervale Area in Burlington, Vermont, USA. Version 1.2. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Occurrence dataset. https://ipt.vtatlasoflife.org/resource?r=intervale&v=1.2


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Occurrence; Specimen


Taylor Ricketts
  • Originator
Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont
Jason Mazurowski
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Adjunct Instructor
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont
Spencer Hardy
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Charlie Nicholson
  • Originator
Postdoctoral scholar
Lund University
Alyssa Zawawi
  • Originator
University of Vermont

Geographic Coverage

Intervale in Burlington, Vermont USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [44.487, -73.235], North East [44.516, -73.199]

Taxonomic Coverage


Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2013-01-01 / 2021-12-31

Sampling Methods

One transect comprised of 15 pan traps was deployed at each sampling location for approximately 24 hours. Each transect included 5 white, 5 blue, and 5 yellow bowls placed 5m apart. Transects were established along hedgerows or forest edges bordering farm fields. Coordinates represent the approximate center point of the 75 meter trap line.

Study Extent Sampling periods were defined as: early summer (early-mid June), mid-summer (mid-late July), and late summer (late Aug/early Sept.). We attempted to sample twice during each period for a possible total of 6 sampling events per field season at each location. Additional wildland sampling was conducted in 2020 and 2021 at 4 locations during early spring (Mid-late May).
Quality Control Determinations by Spencer Hardy or Michael Veit

Method step description:

  1. NA

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers a8c18fa8-04eb-456e-9f10-e03c9f637da3