Tag Archives: Pinnacles National Monument

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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Tale of Two Trachusa: Confessions of a Nest Voyeur

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

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