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Post  Lindacol on 6/8/2012, 4:09 pm

Many types of bees in my daughters wildflower garden. All pictures taken this last week. Her garden is about 100 ft from mine.

Sweet bee

Honey bee

Plasterer bee

Digger bee

Minng bee

And a surprise Longhorn bees sleeping on a sunflower at night.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/8/2012, 4:29 pm

Very cool!

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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/8/2012, 6:19 pm

wow very cool!!

thanks for sharing the pic's of the differnt types of beas Very Happy

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Post  camprn on 6/8/2012, 7:07 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:Very cool!
+1!
I like bees! Thanks for sharing

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Post  kstephens on 6/8/2012, 11:08 pm

Awesome pics! I love bees. In fact my wife and I are stopping by an apiary in the morning on our way to the beach. It is one of the few that produce pure tupelo honey (our absolute favorite - and much different than your typical honey).

Also, My neighbor spends a great deal of effort to keep his lawn maintained with all kinds of treatments. His grass looks nice, however, I much prefer my clover yard with hints of grass. I took several years of tedious neglect to get it this way and the bees seem to appreciate it. Wink

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Post  westie on 6/9/2012, 2:46 am

One year ago there were no bees to be found around here. This year they are very abundant but many of them are much darker and not quite as many of the traditional honey bees. Wondering what has brought on this change in the bee scape.

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Post  camprn on 6/9/2012, 6:38 am

@westie wrote:One year ago there were no bees to be found around here. This year they are very abundant but many of them are much darker and not quite as many of the traditional honey bees. Wondering what has brought on this change in the bee scape.
A lot of the insects survived the mild winter and are doing well this Spring. The native pollinators included. Very Happy

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Post  philct on 6/9/2012, 7:47 am

@kstephens wrote:Awesome pics! I love bees. In fact my wife and I are stopping by an apiary in the morning on our way to the beach. It is one of the few that produce pure tupelo honey (our absolute favorite - and much different than your typical honey).

Also, My neighbor spends a great deal of effort to keep his lawn maintained with all kinds of treatments. His grass looks nice, however, I much prefer my clover yard with hints of grass. I took several years of tedious neglect to get it this way and the bees seem to appreciate it. Wink

I used to be a neighbor just like that, now, clover lawn with plenty of bees for me please!!!

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Post  camprn on 6/9/2012, 8:34 am

I'm waiting on a friend to loan me a honey extractor... maybe next week... Oh Baby!!!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/9/2012, 9:36 am

@camprn wrote:I'm waiting on a friend to loan me a honey extractor... maybe next week... Oh Baby!!!

Honey extractor? Bleh! These guys said they'd do it for free with up to date specialized equiptment.


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Post  cheyannarach on 6/9/2012, 10:30 am

I got stung by a bee on my birthday last year, I run away from them squealing like a baby. Hubby and kids always get a good laugh at me.

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Post  herblover on 6/9/2012, 7:44 pm

Love to see bees in my garden! I leave flowers just for them.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/13/2012, 8:16 pm

rock on I saw bees in the garden today rock on

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/13/2012, 8:37 pm

That sweet bee is amazingly beautiful...like a piece of jewelry! Great pics - thanks for posting them.

We have lots of bumble bees here. They are great pollinators. And when the sedum hedge flowers in the fall, all kinds of different bees congregate on them. It's like they're having a huge party. When I mow under and along the hedge, I try to be careful not to upset them.

Not so many last fall for some reason:


Maybe I can get a better photo of the 'party' this fall.
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Post  GWN on 6/13/2012, 8:48 pm

I think it was Rooster who recently posted an article from Mother Earth news about natural pesticides ETC.
It covered a lot of territory, but one tip they gave in the article was for people with allergies (hay fever) to eat honey that grown (Rolling Eyes ) Close to where you live, it apparently decreases your symptoms.
So all you bee keepers out there be sure to share with your sneezy friends Very Happy

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/13/2012, 9:06 pm

Yes, I've heard that, too, GWN. The office where I work actually buys local honey for us every spring since Cape Cod is loaded with allergens. We put it in our coffee and/or tea or just eat if off a spoon at least once a day and it really seems to work.

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Post  camprn on 6/13/2012, 9:16 pm

Eating it raw is the best. Once you put it in tea the heat alters the the honey and destroys the enzymes, or so I hear.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/13/2012, 9:19 pm

Really...hmm...good to know. Do you think vinegar or lemon would destroy the enzymes? I like those in water w/ honey...
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Post  GWN on 6/13/2012, 11:01 pm

the scientist in me, trying to find out WHY that would help allergies, am thinking that perhaps exposing the body to the allergen, orally, perhaps might have some sort of desensitization role.
Otherwize why would it make a difference where the honey came from? study

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Post  Nicola on 6/14/2012, 12:28 am

@GWN wrote:the scientist in me, trying to find out WHY that would help allergies, am thinking that perhaps exposing the body to the allergen, orally, perhaps might have some sort of desensitization role.
Otherwize why would it make a difference where the honey came from? study
Yup, that's exactly it! It's like a vaccine, or the immunotherapy shots that some people get, say, for pet allergies. I have known about the idea for so long, I can't even remember where I first learned it: a doctor (most of my family has asthma and/or allergies), book, magazine article. But I just did a search, (the researcher in me, I guess) and found this: http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/allergies/allergy-treatments/local-honey-for-allergies2.htm which includes this:
http://www.pioneerthinking.com/to_honey.html

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Post  GWN on 6/14/2012, 10:23 am

Thanks nicola
that is what I was thinking.
now if only I could find some local honey, my hubby suffers big time

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Post  walshevak on 6/14/2012, 1:19 pm

I'm sure our forum beekeepers would say, "start you own hive". Razz
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/14/2012, 1:50 pm

Around here they sell local honey at farm stands, the health food store and farmers markets.

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Post  GWN on 6/14/2012, 10:31 pm

I WILL have to get onto this, and seek out local honey.
Might take some research.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/15/2012, 2:39 am

I love honey but don't really know how to use it. I will have to get some honey from our local farmers' market. If it crystalizes will it still work? We have plenty of allergies at my home. I could easily eat a spoonful of honey every day! Yum!

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