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Beekeeping

Garden Decor: Niteangel Natural Insect Hotel Bee Bug House/Hotel

Niteangel Natural Insect Hotel Bee Bug House/Hotel While my local Carpenter Bees love to use the old stumps around my yard on their own, I don’t think it can hurt to give them — and other solitary bees — nice place to nest and raise their young. Anything that brings more pollinators to the garden […]

Photo: Zinnia with #bee #nature #naturelover #insect #flower #zinnia via Instagram

Zinnia with #bee #nature #naturelover #insect #flower #zinnia via Instagram Follow me on Instagram Read more on this topic: Photo: Gulf fritillary butterfly #nofilter #garden #nature #naturelover #insect #beauty #beautiful #butterfly #orange #outdoors via Instagram Photo: Vinca #flower #flowerstagram #garden #plant #beauty #outdoors #pink #nature #naturelover via Instagram Photo: Hydrangea #nofilter #hydrangea #flower #flowerstagram #plant […]

Photo: Honeybee at her Springtime Work

Buy this photo on a variety of products directly from RedBubble More photos from Douglas E. Welch and A Gardener’s Notebook on Flickr   Read more on this topic: Video: In the neighborhood…Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) – A Photo Montage Video: Magnolia grandiflora – a photo montage from A Gardener’s Notebook Photo: Butterfly in Spring from […]

Video: Honeybees on Lemon Blossoms from Animalbytes

My friend Keri, over at Animalbytes and The Earth Minute, captured this great video of honeybees on her lemon tree. Read more on this topic: Elsewhere: Cooper’s Hawk in the birdbath – my video and photos from Animalbytes.net Video: Valley Carpenter Bees from The Earth Minute Event: Great Backyard Bird Count info from Animalbytes Noted: […]

Garden Alphabet: Honeybee

Honeybee It took some time to make peace with honey bees. I grew up with yards that were more clover than grass, so summer days often involved accidentally stepping on bees in the yard while we played. Along with that we had nasty mud dauber wasps that seem to sting you for no other reason […]

Video: La ‘Bee’ In Rose

  Photo posted via Instagram Previously in my Instagram Photos… See all my photos on Flickr Read more on this topic: Photo: Bewitched Rose 2011 via #instagram Photo: Rose in the garden today via Instagram Photo: Daffodils 2014 – just noticed the first blooms of the season #daffodil #flower #garden via Instagram Video: Garden Bloggers […]

2012 Gift Guide: A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell

A Book of Bees : And How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell Yesterday I highlighted one of Sue Hubbell’s other books, A Country Year: Living the Questions, where she writes about her time living in the Ozarks and raising bees as a profession. While A Country Year was meant as entertaining reading, this book […]

Photo: Bees Up Close

It took some time to make peace with honey bees. I grew up with yards that were more clover than grass, so summer days often involved accidentally stepping on bees in the yard while we played. Along with that we had nasty mud dauber wasps that seem to sting you for no other reason than […]

Video: Activity of local wild bee hive

Watch in full screen to see the bees at bottom of sign. Lots of activity today at my local wild bee hive that lives in a sign post next to a busy section of Van Nuys Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. Not sure exactly what is happening. Bees seemed more agressive and agitated than usual. […]

Building a Native Bee Box

My friend, Keri, has created an excellent “Bee Box” for her garden. Read the entire article at her site. “I’ve been wanting to do this for over a year, build a nesting box for native bees and other insects. My friend Doug Welch from A Gardener’s Notebook had sent me various plans and ideas. I […]