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Death Butterflies: memento mori

On my recent trip to the cemetery I saw many butterflies fluttering around appropriately dressed in mourning. I wasn’t able to get any decent photos so I had to borrow this image of a black swallowtail. 180 more words


USDA To Spend $4M On Honey Bee Aid In 5 States

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Midwestern farmers and ranchers are getting $4 million in federal help to improve the health of honeybees, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday. 280 more words


Hover Flies in the Asters

At first, I thought we had some honey bees in these late flowers. As it turns out, we ran onto a couple of hover flies, famous honey bee mimics, carrying around a load of pollen from the asters. 7 more words


Good autumn has kept bees busy collecting pollen

The very good weather in October has given honey bees plenty of opportunity to collect pollen and nectar from any plants still in bloom. Dahlia, cosmos and ivy in the garden are being exploited to the full. 827 more words


Macro Photography : worker honey bee by AlperDoruk

A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honeybees and one queen. Worker honey bees are female, live for about 6 weeks and do all the work.