An amazing old fashioned rose, Quadra Island,BC

An amazing old fashioned rose, Quadra Island,BC

This beautiful and wonderfully scented rose is a mega-attractant to bees.  A old variety that has a great capacity for nectar production.  It was quite…

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Joe's bumble bee nest

Joe’s bumble bee nest

Two bumble bees ready for flight. This is a large new queen that will be hibernating over the winter. Joe S. from Burnaby showed me…

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Honey bee and Mason bee on Dandelion Flower

Honey bee and Mason bee on Dandelion Flower

This is one of my favorite flowers!  Dandelions are a welcome color in the spring and they are a great source of both nectar and pollen…

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Bumble bees in bird house

Bumble bees in bird house

Kathy- Langley, BC sent me these photos of a bumble bees nesting in a bird house last spring.  This is not an uncommon occurrance.  Bumble bees…

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Bumble bee in flight-summer

Bumble bee in flight-summer

With all this cold  snowy and icy weather around I thought a picture of a bumble bee flitting around should be the order for today.

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Summer mason bees that use masticated leaves for nest partitions

Summer mason bees that use masticated leaves for nest partitions

Happy new Year! A great way of learning about bees and insects is to have a close look at what other critters are using the…

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