Farmers turn to bumblebees to save strawberry crops
By Damian Carrington, The Observer Growers turn away from chemical pesticides in the battle against grey mould Squadrons of bumblebees are being deployed in a novel attempt to prevent grey mould turning the summer’s strawberries into fluffy mush. The bees are routed via a one-way system in their hive through a tray of harmless fungus […]
Today was a beach day, for I'm taking time out to chill and enjoy catching up with friends. What better place to do that than the palm-fringed beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. The sun was high and strong, as was the surf. On the way back from the beach, as I cycled down the…
bughaze: “ starry-eyed-wolfchild: “ Bee Hotels for Solitary Bees “ You may be wondering what bees need a hotel for, when they make their own hives. The truth is that many species of bees are solitary...
Bumblebees Active On Cool Mornings
There is a reason why we often see bumblebees before we see honey bees in the early spring. It’s a matter of 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Bumblebees will fly when the air temperature is as low as 50°F. an…
Arizona USA bees III
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Carpenter Bee #Carpenter #Bee #Xylocopa - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1071197269578602&l=0aedac4d62 | OikosNomos
I see these carpenter bees buzzing around on almost all my evening trips to Milkweed (Calotropis gigantea) plant if they are in bloom. I had captured them several times but I wanted to capture the bluish violet iridescent shine of the wings. | OikosNomos
Yellow and Black Bees are Out. Blue-banded Bees are SO In! | Featured Creature
"This is the Blue-banded Bee (Amegilla cingulata), a very beautiful insect that is also amazingly important to the agriculture of Australia