Striped bee. What is it?

Striped bee. What is it?

Hi Margriet, I’m wondering if you would be able to identify these ‘bees’ in my dad’s garden for me.  I don’t believe they are mason…

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Mason Bee Shelters in Community gardens

Mason Bee Shelters in Community gardens

Community gardens are growing in numbers both in cities and small towns and so is the idea of having mason bees.  These are exciting projects and…

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Blogging

Blogging

In the fall of 2010 I began blogging using the Google blogspot.  In just under 2 years there were  34,455 visits.  In the middle of…

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Field Shelter in Community garden

Field Shelter in Community garden

            Hello Margriet, Finally, I am attaching photos, as promised some time ago, of the bee condo structure my husband…

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Predation by woodpeckers on Galiano island

Predation by woodpeckers on Galiano island

 Frank wrote yesterday:  Hi Margriet .. am forwarding an email (in mauve below) with images that I recently distributed to all the folks on my “Bee…

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Mints- are great summer flowers for bees

Mints- are great summer flowers for bees

  Mints are very attractive group of plants for bees because it produces lots of nectar.  The cone like flower structures of the pineapple mint consist…

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