Category: honeybees

#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. 

Honeybees, this is the bee that we all know, t…

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 Camp…

The start of our new “Know Your Wild Bees Campaign”

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Public Bee Servant, sam droege

First bee of the summer spotted!!! Can’t…

First bee of the summer spotted!!! Can’t wait to see more 🙂

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Blacklight Bees – Tracking a Queen

Blacklight Bees – Tracking a Queen

Anand Varma

lilcrystalkitty:

lilcrystalkitty:

I found the cutest little bee in Glencoe! 🐝🌷💕