Pollinator Week: Free books!
The only thing better than books is FREE books.
Will we have fruit in a future without bees?
Do people really still hand pollinate orchards in China? And why don’t they just get more bees?
It’s National Pollinator Week!
What is pollination? It’s SEX.
Guest Post: Honey bees, CCD, and the Elephant in the Room
Dr. Doug Yanega stops by to tell us why he thinks Colony Collapse Disorder is nothing new.
Bumble bees of Spring!
Bumbles are one of the first pollinators out in the spring, and the fuzzy adorableness of their bodies helps retain heat.
Planet of the Arthropods
The IUCN has a report out that suggests over 20% of invertebrate species are at risk of extinction. That is a big deal, and we should be worried.
Signs of Spring: Hummingbirds
Finally, signs of spring are beginning to show here in New England. Birds are singing, and hopefully some of our tiny, shiny little migrants will be returning soon. There is a Citizen Science project you […]
I really love this video about digger bees, or a solitary group of bees common in North America. Sadly, when you look for information about this group, most of what you get is information on […]
Pollinator Week Movie: Talking to the Bees
I could not resist posting this video, because….well. Who better to explain pollination than Isabella Rossellini!! Also, the bee pollen basket and waggle dance explanations are quite delightful. Enjoy!