Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee Video, Bee-loving flowers, Natural Beekeeping, tagged anther, bee-loving flowers, honeybees, honeybees and squash blossoms, Kiera O'Hara, natural beekeeping, squash bees, squash blossoms with bees, squash female blossoms, squash male blossoms, stigma on August 8, 2014 | 7 Comments »
Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee-loving flowers, Hummingbirds, Natural Beekeeping, New Zealand Flax, Videos, tagged Canon SX-50, carved wood hive, hummingbirds and New Zealand Flax, Kiera O'Hara, natural beekeeping, New Zealand Flax and ants, New Zealand Flax and bees, Sanyo Xacti on July 22, 2014 | 5 Comments »
Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee Video, Bee-loving flowers, Follow a tree, Natural Beekeeping, Tulip Tree, Uncategorized, tagged honeybee pollinating Tulip Tree, Tulip tree blossom, Wasp in Tulip Tree blossom on June 8, 2014 | 7 Comments »
Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee Video, Bee-loving flowers, Music video, Natural Beekeeping, tagged bee-loving flowers, Bees pollinating poppies, honey bees, macro nature video, macro photography, pink poppies and bees, Pink Princess Poppy, Red poppies and bees, Wild pollinators on June 2, 2014 | 5 Comments »
…and gets it from the honeybees!
Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee-loving flowers, Bumblebees, Music video, Natural Beekeeping, Poached Egg Meadowfoam, Videos, tagged bee-loving flowers, beekeeping, bees and borage, bees and Cascara Buckthorn, bees and Cotoneaster, Bees and Hidcote Hypericum, Bees and Huckleberry blossoms, bees and lavender, Bees and Meadowfoam, Bees and New Zealand Cabbage blossoms, Bees and Pink Chintz Thyme, Bees and St. John's Wort, bees on Oregon Coast, bombus flavifrons video, bombus melanopygus video, Bombus vosnesenskii, growing flowers for the bees and butterflies, honey bees, macro nature video, natural beekeeping, pollinators, Wild pollinators, Yellow-faced Bumble Bee on May 31, 2014 | 2 Comments »
Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee-loving flowers, Natural Beekeeping, Poached Egg Meadowfoam, Swarms, Videos, Warre Hive, tagged bee-loving flowers, beekeeping, bees on Oregon Coast, honey bees, macro nature video, Mary Schamehorn, Mayor of Bandon, natural beekeeping, nature photography, poached egg meadowfoam, swarm, Warre hive, Wild pollinators on May 16, 2014 | 10 Comments »
…that’s when she called me.
Okay, I’ve got to move the birdhouse out of the bee garden because, well, we’ve got to be able to weed and water without the bees buzzing us. After two days, I pre-dug a post hole, waited til night and ‘posted’ the birdhouse among the ferns about 20 feet away. (Something most beekeepers would tell you NOT to do because the bees might not be able to find their way back to the hive.) I stuffed tissue paper into the entrance hole so the bees would notice something was different. They would have to make orientation flights all over again. I’m thinking that maybe the Warre was too close to the birdhouse…if I move it away, maybe they will want it more. My wife said I was crazy to think that. I says, ‘maybe,’ but we’ve got to get it out of the way.
Mayor Mary’s side of the story… (Scroll towards the bottom til you see the birdhouse swarm)
Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee-loving flowers, Videos, tagged bee using mouth to gather pollen, Bees pollinating Camas, Camassia leichtlinii, Camassia quamash, Heiko Koester, honeybee pollination, Six-petaled blue purple flower on May 12, 2014 | 14 Comments »
Heiko Koester says, “The plant you saw was either Camassia leichtlinii or Camassia quamash. If it was knee-high or taller it was probably the former, if shorter probably the latter. Ethnobotanically speaking they are both fairly interchangeable.”
Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee-loving flowers, Green parrots in cactus, Rosy-faced Love Birds, tagged Bees on grapefruit tree, cactus wren, Gambel's Quail, green parrots, honeybee ground hive, Jumping cholla, Palo Verde, prickly pear, saguaro cactus, Scottsdale desert scene on March 26, 2014 | 22 Comments »
After attending the funeral, I had just enough time to look for bees in a desert setting. Just for a little variety, I wanted to photograph bees getting pollen in the Arizona desert where I grew up.
I asked the fence installers where I could find honeybees? They pointed to a broken cinder block that I had just about stepped on. There was my first sighting of bees.
The video features a daybreak orchestra of bird calls.
If there is moisture, such as with skin, the tips actually curve once they have made contact, locking their spines in place just underneath the skins top layer. OUCH!