Clover- summer flowers

Clover- summer flowers

 Bumble bee male ( yellowish head) on red clover.Photo credit-Ian Lane- with permission  Clover is probably the most abundant and best producer of nectar…

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July- Mason Bees are still flying.

July- Mason Bees are still flying.

Bumble bees on summer flowers Summer flowers Bumble bee- Bombus vosnechenskii Summer flowers What is so neat about these bees flying into July is that…

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Plants

Plants

Stephen D. writes- I’m on a steep learning curve, what with 3 types of bees. I created havoc with my mason bees, having to move…

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Sun is out and bees are feeding

Sun is out and bees are feeding

After warm temperatures in early spring, quickly followed by a cold spell lasting a good two weeks,  the sun is finally out again. Bees are…

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Dandelion flowers-food for bees!

Dandelion flowers-food for bees!

Here on the west coast of British Columbia, my favourite flower came out in abundance.  It is a wonderful plant that provides both pollen and nectar…

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Pieris japonica- early spring bloom

Pieris japonica- early spring bloom

You can’t beat this plant for being ready with nectar for early spring bees.  Here on the west coast of NA, the early blooming pieris…

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