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Author Archives: Joan Meiners
Have you ever wondered what solitary bees do if they emerge from overwintering into an environment without flowers? We often worry about how flowering plants would fare without local bees to pollinate them, but what about the other way around? … Continue reading
Greetings! Sadly, I have let this blog lapse the past couple years. But that doesn’t mean I have forsaken writing, or bees. Since I last posted here I have spent a semester abroad in Rehovot, Israel working on bee foraging … Continue reading
The turkey’s been stuffed. The first snow has hit the pavement. Ambitious merry folk in white-trimmed red-felt hats are already weighing down conifers in their living rooms with glass globes and tinsel. Yes, ’tis the season when one naturally begins … Continue reading
Pollination is Not your Pacific Island Vacation Destination (unless you happen to own a Magic Schoolbus)
For some reason, whenever I say “Pollination Ecology,” in relation to explaining what I am studying in graduate school, people often seem to think I am saying “Polynesian Ecology.” I don’t know why this is, maybe I can’t enunciate, but … Continue reading
As the clock rolled over into 2013, Pinnacles National Monument was on the cusp of an overdue transformation. Originally established in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt, Pinnacles National Monument has nestled quietly in California’s San Benito and Monterrey counties, receiving … Continue reading
Last month I participated in Rocky Mountain National Park’s ‘BioBlitz’ Species Inventory. When I took German in high school, I learned that “Blitzkrieg” means “lightning war,” so that is what came to mind when my friend and fellow melittologist, David, … Continue reading
Last week I killed a bee family. I had been watching them for months. I broke into their home while the mother was out and removed her five little ones, one by one. I don’t feel great about it. But … Continue reading