The Vermont Wild Bee Survey was the first comprehensive effort to understand the bee fauna for the state of Vermont. Specimens were collected from 2019 through 2021 by a variety of project staff and community naturalists. This dataset includes all records that were not part of a specific study during the survey period.
The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 1,045 records.
1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Hardy S, McFarland K, Sharp N, Milam J, Veit M, Richardson L, Droege S (2023): Vermont Wild Bee Survey (2019-2021). v1.18. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Samplingevent. https://ipt.vtatlasoflife.org/resource?r=vtbees&v=1.18
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Vermont Center for Ecostudies. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 6832470a-d8a2-4416-a302-7807295111c1. Vermont Center for Ecostudies publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.
State of Vermont, USA
|South West [42.699, -73.499], North East [45.089, -71.411]
No Description available
|Start Date / End Date
|2019-01-01 / 2022-12-31
|Vermont Atlas of Life
|Study Area Description
The personnel involved in the project:
This dataset includes both "bee bowl" and active netting surveys. Surveys in 2019 followed protocols from The Very Handy Bee Manual (Droege, 2015). Subsequent bee bowl efforts used the same bowls, but varied the number and duration (recorded in the sampling events).
|In 2019, sampling effort was focused on 12 "priority blocks" that fell at least partially within Chittenden County. These 5 km X 5 km blocks were designated during the Vermont Breeding Bird Survey and since used for several wildlife atlases in Vermont. Repeated sampling was done by volunteers at three stratified sites within each block from May through August of 2019. From 2019 through 2021, additional sampling was done throughout the state, with a focus on locations that may harbor unique bee species.
|Identifications done by Spencer Hardy, Michael Veit, Joan Milam, and Sam Droege.
Method step description:
- Additional descriptions of methods to be published shortly with an annotated state checklist. https://val.vtecostudies.org/projects/vtbees/