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Tips for Citizen Scientists

Tips for Designing Bee Research Projects

Randy Oliver ScientificBeekeeping.com

I revised my tips document below 8 November 2017.

Beekeepers are known for being of curious and experimental minds. Since factors affecting beekeeping are continually changing, new unanswered questions are bound to arise; the beekeeper “citizen scientist” can often answer them himself by performing a well-designed experiment, and then share those results to the benefit of everyone. But for the results of any experiment to be meaningful, it is important that the experiment follow certain scientific principles. I’ve written up a sheet of tips for the citizen scientist.  You can download it at: BEE RESEARCH M&M TIPS pdf