Flowers for Bees

Flowers for Bees

Flowers provide food for bees in the form of nectar and pollen.  Thus flowers are critical to their survival.  However, not all flowers produce pollen and…

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Effect of overwintering temperatures-RESEARCH ARTICLE

Effect of overwintering temperatures-RESEARCH ARTICLE

A very interesting article by Bosch and Kemp from Utah State University in Logan, on the effect of overwintering temperatures.  This is a summary of…

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Setting out cocoons- SMALL scale verses LARGE scale

Setting out cocoons- SMALL scale verses LARGE scale

Mass release of alfalfa leaf cutter bee cocoons. I started this article some time ago, before I had all the pictures in place.  Even though…

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Link to '10 Easy Fruit Bearing Trees'

Link to ’10 Easy Fruit Bearing Trees’

Keith writes: “We would love to share with you an article that we just posted on our own blog! “10 Easy Fruit-Bearing Trees” ( http://www.lawncareservice.net/blog/2011/10-easy-fruit-bearing-trees/…

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Using markers to help bees find their nesting tunnels

Using markers to help bees find their nesting tunnels

There are two simple ways of marking a nest to help bees find their nesting tunnel-  with colour and design. Honey bees can see hues…

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Sticky dots for monitoring nests- from Cal.

Sticky dots for monitoring nests- from Cal.

” I noticed something was trying to dig into the finished mud cap on one of the tunnels and I got to thinking.  Once sealed…

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