Bee tea with honey.
Looked at Easter Hiveland real quick and found it completely frozen. Even the hive beetles are dead.
I’m guessing it was the combination of low temperatures and constant rain that just made it impossible for them to keep the hive warm. It’s sad, really; but what can you do but move on? Natural hive and the unnamed extraction hive are still alive and well. I just hope they have enough stores to last the winter.
also the plattdüütsch word for bumble bee is Plüschbrummer which literally translates to fuzzbuzzer
That’s so cute!!!!111!!
one of my fave bee facts is that sometimes they just tire themselves out and fall asleep in flowers while gathering nectar
Long strips of bright wildflowers are being planted through crop fields to boost the natural predators of pests and potentially cut pesticide spraying.
The strips were planted on 15 large arable farms in central and eastern England last autumn and will be monitored for five years, as part of a trial run by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).
Concern over the environmental damage caused by pesticides has grown rapidly in recent years. Using wildflower margins to support insects including hoverflies, parasitic wasps and ground beetles has been shown to slash pest numbers in crops and even increase yields.
To quote another farming post that crossed my dash earlier today – “It’s almost like nature knows what it’s doing.”
the german word for bumblebee is Hummel
No way!! I didn’t know that!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Y’all! I made a bee pumpkin for halloween!! 🐝🎃
Reblogged this post last year but Halloween is right around the corner so I’ll do it again 😉