Category Archives: Native bees

What do bees do when flowers are few?

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

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Hibernate like the Bees

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

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Newsflash: Not All Bees Make Honey!

I think it appropriate to kick-start this blog by debunking some surprisingly common myths about the wondrous world of bees.  While out on the trails conducting bee surveys here in California, I often run into hikers who, upon seeing me … Continue reading

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