Hello, hope that you aren’t to buzzy. We have during the last few days been hard at work, last week we returned from are last visit at Gotland. And a problem that always exists when you are looking at bees is that it’s not possible to identify all species in the field. The solution to this problem is that we need to identify some bees at the lab. So during the last few days we been trying to identify some of the collected bees we found during our inventories. To minimise the effect on the bee fauna in the study areas we have been really selective with which bees we have collected. Therefore, only a few specimen of some of the more difficult bee families have been caught and gathered. To be able to identify the bees in the lab we have some swedish, some germany and some english literature as help. Fortunately we also have been able to borrow a collection of bees from a friend. Thanks to this collection we have since early February been able to look at bees to become better at identify different species. This collection contains bees from Öland which is another Swedish island in the Baltic Sea. The bee fauna of Öland do not differ to much from the one on Gotland, which is lucky for us since this collection contains many relevant species of bees for us to study.