Category: bee

Another lovely shot of the common but still lo…

Another lovely shot of the common but still lovely Andrena cressonii.  Thanks to Erick Hernandez for the photography

Have you seem the bees???

Have you seem the bees???

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ATTENTION ALL BEE LOVERS

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Andrena cressonii.

Andrena cressonii.

Common, nearly ubiquitous.  Tolerates urban areas.  Just like us.

Sunflowers.  

Sunflowers.  

Specifically, the genus Helianthus to separate out the other “sunflower” plants.  

Only found in North America.  So tall and glorious that we have adopted many for our gardens.  Thrusting skyward they telegraph their supply of pollen and nectar to the bees that only feed their young pollen of Sunflower.  Here is one of them.  The appropriately named A. helainthi.  How nice that it was found tucked in Hartville, OH by MaLisa Spring.  Photo by Anders Croft.    

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The last of the Campaign. I hope you enjoyed…

The last of the Campaign. I hope you enjoyed it. Will post the originals where you can grab them later.

Shipped a bunch of orders today! The bee pins …

Shipped a bunch of orders today! The bee pins are completely sold out! (again!) Should I restock them?

#24.  In the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN

#24.  In the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN

Wild bees are effective pollinators, they don’t provide honey but they are good pollinators of most crops (not all…for example almonds would be difficult).  Management is different than with honeybees.  Nice to know that we have backups. 

Bees are small.  It doesn’t take that much pol…

Bees are small.  It doesn’t take that much pollen and nectar to raise a baby bee.  One clump of flowers is enough to support several bees.  Look around.  Are you supporting flowers….and bees.  Question lawns.

Number 23.   In the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN