Honeybees, this is the bee that we all know, they give us honey, they are raised commercially, and we can point at the hives; to some people it seems to be the only bee in existence. But, as you know, there’s so much more, but so little information in the air about the other 4000 species on the continent. So, it turns out, that the best way to think about wild bees is to start with the premise that everything about honeybees is different in that everything about wild bees will be something new and those patterns in natural history will be both different from honeybees, but complex and varied across the pantheon of all wild bees and their thousands of years of evolution with plants.
Number 15 in the KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN.
The start of our new “Know Your Wild Bees Campaign”
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Public Bee Servant, sam droege
Found these jars of honey at the Royal Ontario Museum! Look how cute they are!!
how can we get local honey during winter? :0
Depends on your local beekeeper! Honey is one of the only foods on the earth to never go bad, so possibly your local beekeeper has a stock from the good season. Or perhaps, even make a stock yourself when there are loads of jars available for you to buy 🙂
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I love how bright the honeycomb is!