#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.
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.
KNOW YOUR WILD BEES CAMPAIGN. Number seven.
Pay attention, you are walking on bees when you walk on the ground.
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Public Bee Servant, sam droege
First bee of the summer spotted!!! Can’t wait to see more 🙂
Bees are the best, cutest, nicest, sweetest things to paint, my absolute favorites!!<3 <3 <3 I painted my first bee a little over 2 years ago, I’ve mailed one of my originals all the way to Kuwait for an urban beekeeper and that’s the coolest thing I’ve done!! – @bed-ballerina
P.s.I have a bunch of bee stickers in my shop! 🙂 Etsy
Aries: THE QUEEN OF THE HIVE. Always the leader!
Taurus: The queen but when it’s still a larva because it likes to eat a lot of the ~special food~
Gemini: WORKER BEES. you should see these girls being all nice and then winter comes around and it’s like, nope, we’re not letting y’all drones in.
Cancer: Undertakers. Look up what y’all do.
Leo: M A S O N B E E S
Virgo: Cleaners. Paying attention to all the detail of the hive, making sure everything’s in place
Libra: wASP. not a bee but a really cool wasp.
Scorpio: Builder bees! Construct the hive, lads
Sagittarius: Drone bee.
Capricorn: Nurse bees. Taking care of y’all, all the time. Don’t be out of the hive by 8:00, they’ll come for ya
Aquarius: Temperature controllers. Makin sure everything is at the right temp all the time.
Pisces: Foragers! Go find those flowers!