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Be Good to the Bees

by Gladys Hutson

Many concerned with the decline in our Honey Bee population may know that President Obama has created a task force entitled “Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.” It was implemented in June of 2014. 814 more words

Green Living

Wishing it 'bee' summer!

Today when I woke, I wished I lived in a hot country…..It is so cold, I had a lovely ride on Woody today, and for the first time there was ice on the puddles in the new forest, he smashed on through them( it wasn’t that thick, just a light covering). 72 more words


"Sweetest Rose, will you be with me?"

In this photograph, I wanted to capture the sweetness of the bee, sucking the nectar of the flower for nourishment.

So Sweetest Rose, will you be with me? Said the honeybee.


Mid-July Walk (all bees: bumble, honey, and wanna)

I know most of you are keeping count, but in case anyone forgot to, this is part three of the gob of pictures I took on a walk in mid-July. 192 more words


Life in a Coconut Flower

Mites are incredibly diverse — nearly 50,000 species have been described so far, but close to a million may await discovery. With most mites smaller than the head of a pin, studying them and describing new species can be a formidable challenge, requiring the use of powerful microscopes and, often, DNA sequencing. 731 more words

New Species