Solitary Bees V Social Bees

Mason Solitary Bee

Solitary Bees V Social Bees There are more than 20,000 species of bees in the world. Approximately 4,000 are native to North America, and even more surprising is that only 10% of those bees are social, like bumblebees and honeybees. Around 90% of bees are solitary bees. Although movies like The Bee Movie portray honeybees…

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The Importance of Proper Bee Removal

the importance of proper bee removal

The Importance of Proper Bee Removal Understanding the importance of bee removal is crucial for maintaining the delicate ecological balance and ensuring the safety of both humans and bees. The little buzzers play a crucial role in our ecosystem because they pollinate plants, which in turn leads to the production of fruits, vegetables, and seeds.…

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When Planting for the Bees, Why Not Consider Trees?

bees autumn gardening

When Planting for BeesWhy Not Consider Trees? Gardeners do not hesitate to choose and make room for new plants and flowers each spring to give the bees some food and foraging sources for the busy pollination season. It is less common for gardeners to think about planting trees. As efforts to save bees include raising…

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California Storms Delay Pollination and Yield Sweeter Honey

Flooded Beehives

This year went down as one of California’s wettest and longest winters. The storms in California devastated some areas but were also an answer to an enduring hope that the drought state would experience a rainy season. However, the back-to-back storms were more than many crops and residents could handle. The continual and prolonged stormy…

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California’s Record Rainfall Provides Reclaimed Water Sources for Bees

bees need water

California has experienced a bonanza of rain, which provides relief from the hovering drought conditions typical to the state. What is the best use of all this water, and how can it be reclaimed and used to bring value to the state’s agriculture and ecosystems? California leads the way when it comes to water conservation…

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