Posts Tagged with ‘bees’

Sunday Best – August 18, 2019

LESSONS IN POLLINATION In honor of National Honeybee Day (August 17), here are a few observations I’ve gathered from beekeeping. On Intentionality. Bees don’t need a lot of care – in fact, you can mess things up by bothering them too much, or by rushing around. Each encounter needs to have a simple plan, light enough […]

Sunday Best – October 29, 2017

What do you see? If you’re a bee, you mostly see black and white. So what’s the point of all those colorful flowers?  Recent research confirms that bees follow ultraviolet patterns on flowers.  The bright yellows and reds don’t matter so much, but the tiny brown markings near the center can glow like neon to […]

Sunday Best – March 27, 2016

“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.”    – Henry David Thoreau   The bees are back! I witnessed this beautiful sight recently in the Berkshires, when only the witch hazel was abloom.

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