Archive for the ‘Bees’ Category

Bees in the front yard

So I just had the yard cut a week or so ago but, before that I had lots of little flowers throughout the front (and back) yard and since I was off work for a couple of weeks there, I took a few pictures of the flowers. I even got a couple with some I believe to be plaster bees just like the one at Powder Valley.

Anyway, since I’m back to work and the parks are officially closed these days, I’ve been going back through my pictures. This is one I took during that time off. There’s something about bees that to me are just so enjoyable to watch and so with that, enjoy!

Bee

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Plaster bees & spring

So I’d been at my new library job for exactly one week when I was told to take off the next two weeks, thankfully though I’m getting paid. I’m no longer a legal librarian but a medical librarian and with all that’s going on at hospitals, it’s really no surprise.

Since I have lots of time off, I’ve been taking lots of pictures and this is one of my latest. It’s a plaster bee over at one of our local parks, Powder Valley Nature Center but unfortunately, I don’t know what time of flower it is. I’ll need to do a little research on that. If I haven’t said it before, I just love bees. Anyway, enjoy!

PowderValleyBee

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So speaking of insects, bees in particular

I’m sure I’ve said this before but almost since I started getting interested in photography, I’ve gotten very interested in taking pictures of insects and bees in particular. Now of course, the fact that I have a nice flower garden in the front yard doesn’t hurt to attract them.

Anyway, this article is a great resource for understanding bees, who they are and what they do in their daily lives. The article is entitled “What Is It Like to Be a Bee? A philosophical and neurobiological look into the apian mind.” by Natasha Frost over at Get Pocket. Very interesting read, if your in to bees, that is.

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Bee whisperer

So this is an article I came across tonight about a gentleman known as a bee whisperer and since bees have been a topic of mine lately, it made sense to post this article. I will say, with all my interest in photography the past few months, one of my favorite subjects has been bees. One of my favorite pictures of a honeybee is this one I took a couple of summers ago, before I really got into using my new camera.

Bee2

I think I may have actually posted this picture before. Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Behold the bare-handed bee whisperer who is saving the honeybeesby over at Treehugger. I still love that picture.

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Bees & planet earth

So yesterday I talked about how I love taking pictures of insects, in particular bees and butterflies. Well, according to the Earthwatch Institute, bees are considered to be the most important living being on the planet.

The article is entitled “The Bee Is Declared The Most Important Living Being On The Planet” over at the Science and Info Blogspot. I think the book I’m still reading, The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson would agree with that statement.

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Insects in the winter

These days it seems that insects are what I’m most enjoying when it comes to nature. In fact, I just took up the hobby of photography with my new(ish) camera, and so insects sort of fell right into my lap as it were.

I’ve been having so much fun taking pictures of bees and butterflies in particular, along with all the flowers in my yard. Of course, I just started doing this a few weeks ago, so I can’t wait till I have a whole summer to do this.

Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Where do insects go in the winter?by Mary Jo DiLonardo Over at Mother News Network. Now of course, my next purchase will be a lense for taking close up shots of all insects. I can’t wait!

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Buzzingly

Somehow this summer, the topic of bees has continued to buzz around in my head and so today’s article continues along that theme. As someone who has a family cabin up north in Minnesota, I only wish this idea would spread south to the state of Missouri. Regardless of that however, I’ve finally this summer begun to make my yard more bee friendly

The article is entitled “Minnesota Will Pay Residents to Create Bee Friendly Lawns” by Jordan Davidson over at EcoWatch. Ironically enough, I just took a picture of my first bumblebee up north this summer, which I posted last month in To the north and back.

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Elephants and bees, oh my!

So I thought for sure I already posted this article before but after doing some green librarian research, apparently I haven’t. That said, who knew that one of the largest animals (the elephant) on the planet would be scared of one of the smallest (the bee).

The article is entitled “Elephants Are Very Scared of Bees. That Could Save Their LivesBy

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Bee blitz

So many years ago, before my oldest son was even born, I got the chance to help out with a butterfly account at a nearby park. Many years and three kids later, all my kids and I helped out on a Monarch count.

Reading this article the other day, “Bee Blitz aims to let volunteers help researchers via ‘citizen science’by  over at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch got me to reliving those moments. Maybe it’s time for another chapter of citizen science.

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Bumblebees

Somehow this summer, bees seem to be a hot topic for me to write about so when I came across this article today, I knew I had to post it. The article is entitled “Holland covers hundreds of bus stops with plants as gift to honeybees” by Chiara Giordano over at the Independent.

As someone who rides the buses in St. Louis, I would love to see this happen here. Of course this article’s also a good excuse to post another picture I took recently of a bumblebee that was busy in our backyard.

Bee2A

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Green Librarian