Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee Video, Bee-loving flowers, Bumblebees, Garden spider, Music video, Natural Beekeeping, Poached Egg Meadowfoam, tagged Allium, Antique Cosmos, Bees and Hidcote Hypericum, Bees and St. John's Wort, Bees and Twister poppy, Bees on Hypearls, Bombus vosnesenskii, California poppies, honeybees pollinating flowers, Kiera O'Hara, Phacelia, Royal Candles, Speedwell, The Bottom Rung, Veronica longifolia, Veronica spicata on July 12, 2014|
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June 29, 2014…Honeybees and hummingbirds get nectar from these little gems. We’ve decided to grow more alliums next year because the bees love them and the deer don’t.
June 23, 2014…We started these Cosmos seeds under lights in the house, hoping they would turn out well. We’re very happy with the results and the bees love them too.
June 10, 2014…Honeybee getting nectar on this Cosmos
June 16, 2014…This little stand of California poppies planted itself on my Hugelkulture bed. In the background you can see some wallflowers (Erysimum).
A new type of poppy, called a Twister poppy. Attracts bumblebees and is a pay grade or two above the California poppy.
I started the Phacellia seeds to attract the honeybees, but rarely do I see honeybees on them. No problem, we need to help the bumblebee as well, in this case the Yellow-faced bumblebee. (bombus Vosnosenkii)
Relatively short-lived, (blossom wise) this Veronica Longifolia, ‘Pink Eveline’ served as a nectar source for a short time.
Speedwell, Veronica Spicata, ‘Royal Candles.’ The colors stand out well.
June 29, 2014…Sometimes when the bumblebee exits this blossom, it will pick up a streak of white pollen up it’s back.
Piano composition by Kiera O’Hara.
Music by “The Bottom Rung”
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Posted in Garden spider, Videos, Wasps, tagged Garden spider, Gardening, injecting venom, macro, photography, wasp, wasp in web on October 27, 2012|
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Web Design, Bee Beard Log Hive in background
When I first saw the insect in this web, I thought it was one of my bees because it’s in the flight path to the Bee Beard Log Hive. I was much relieved when I realized it was a wasp. Over the next few days of checking her web I was able to capture some very close up video of “Fang” wrapping her victims and injecting them with her venom. Here’s a creepy video accompanied by some creepy music provided by my brother, Elliott.
If you hate wasps, you’ll love this video…if you hate spiders, you’ll be happy they are smaller than we are.
Hmmmm…I wonder what the male is up to.
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