I am a new Public Lab user and I am here to share my newest research endeavor: studying bees with a raspberry pi. I am conducting thesis research for my undergraduate studies, and like some of my peers, I want to share my research with Public Lab users. I am studying sound production and activity patterns in Xylocopa virginica - the eastern carpenter bee. The plan thus far is to set up transducers and a camera outside of an eastern carpenter bee gallery. The transducers will record sound coming from inside the gallery and the camera will record the gallery entrance. All of my data will be recorded with a raspberry pi. Ideally, if my data collection methodology works, then the gallery will be monitored long after I graduate, with the goals of describing the behavior of an understudied bee species. I am looking forward to sharing my progress with all of you in the coming months.