Archive for the ‘Bees’ Category

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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To the north and back

So after taking a couple weeks off due computer issues (in which unfortunately, I still have) and another because of our family vacation north last week, it’s time to get back to writing.

With that said, I’ll start with this simple picture of a bee in which the likes I’ve never seen.

MNBee

Now as if I needed more  inspiration to write about bees, there’s this article over at my local newspaper the Webster-Kirkwood Times entitled “What’s Happening to our Honey Bees? Dramatic winter honeybee die-off has biologists concerned” by Joe  Liechtenstein that will also motivate me.

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Following the bees

So in keeping with the bee theme here, I came across this article a few weeks ago about what are believed to be one of the earliest drawings of bees, somewhere between 1625 and 1630.

These drawings are courtesy of a compound microscope sent to the artist by their friend Galileo. The article is entitled “Spring Bees over at our local newspaper, the Webster-Kirkwood Times.

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Bumblebee stripes

So I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t know how the color of a bumblebee stripes varied in part by the region they live in. This according to the article entitled “Why do bumblebees have stripes? Think of them as a warning label” by Christian Cotroneo over at Mother Nature Network. Who knew!?

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