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Happy to be Arrive

Arrive We got a call from Brian about an hour before arriving in Kisii. “Is it raining where you are?” he asked. There were a few clouds in the sky, but nothing we hadn’t seen in the past 4 days of scorched travel though Naivasha and Nairobi. “No, all clear. See you in an hour!” Continue reading

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Good Collections, Bad Internet

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We can now check Naivasha and Kisii off our list of planned sample sites. Thankfully we have had more success with our collections than our internet connection! In Naivasha, we managed to collect bees Continue reading

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On The Road

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As we descended from the outskirts of Nairobi into the Great Rift Valley, it finally began to feel like our field work was starting. The crowded road side markets and cement buildings disappeared and made way for sprawling brush landscapes dotted with sparse houses Continue reading

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The Other “Heavy-Lifting”

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By the end of our field work, we should have several tubes full of preserved bees, a hard drive full of pictures (about 10 of which will be any good), and plenty of blogworthy/non-blogworthy stories (hopefully none of which involve malaria). This is all well and good, but at the end of the day only one question really matters: what exactly can we learn from a bunch of preserved bees? Continue reading

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