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Citizen Science: How You Can Help Bees

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Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards
Plants support pollinators in the most basic of ways.
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24 new species of flower fly have been found in Central and Southern America

24 new species of flower fly have been found in Central and Southern America | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Scientists have described twenty four new species of dipterans belonging to Quichuana genus, of which only a further 24 species were known.
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UK: Some butterflies enjoy wet 2012

UK: Some butterflies enjoy wet 2012 | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Butterflies that feed on grass, such as the meadow brown, bucked the trend with increased numbers in an otherwise washout 2012, a survey suggests.
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Dave's Bees - Mason Bee Nest Block Instructions

Dave's Bees - Mason Bee Nest Block Instructions | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Mason bee nest block instructions tell you how to care for the nest blocks, nest tubes, and mason bees through an entire season.
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Cabinet of Curiosities: August 2009

Cabinet of Curiosities: August 2009 | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
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Urban beekeeping structure....repurposed fruit crates.

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Biodiversity important? The simple case of bees

Biodiversity important? The simple case of bees | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
If you can’t convince people that biodiversity is important, then you have to use the lowest common denominator. Even a 3-year old understands the importance of bees for pollination (see prev...
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Native and non-native pollinator contributions to agriculutre like total toward the trillions annually, in US dollars.

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Wendell Barry poem

Lovely thought, in hard times during this holiday time, the hope of clover.  And the insects who will alight on these purple or white or crimsom pom poms.

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February 2, 1968

In the dark of the moon, in flying snow, in the dead of winter,
war spreading, families dying, the world in danger,
I walk the rocky hillside, sowing clover.

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Guide To Bee-Friendly Gardens - Home

Guide To Bee-Friendly Gardens - Home | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
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Restoring The Landscape With Native Plants: Native Bee Spotlight: Mason Bees ~ Osmia spp.

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Citizen Science: How You Can Help Bees

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The buzz about pesticides - by Nature Video

Bees, the most important pollinators of our crops, are in trouble. All over the world, their populations are decreasing and scientists want to know why. In t...
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Chapter XII. The Osmiae. Their Habits | Jean-Henri Fabre

Chapter XII. The Osmiae. Their Habits | Jean-Henri Fabre | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Jean-Henri Fabre The Wonders of Instinct Giant hornet The Giant Hornet (Vespa Crabo) February has its sunny days, heralding spring, to which rude winter will reluctantly yield place.
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The Xerces Society

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A Century of Butterflies & Moths

Collection Manager Jim Boone takes us on a tour of the Herman Strecker Butterfly and Moth Collection at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. The history of the collection and some its most interesting specimens are explored.


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My first Year Keeping Bees » The Door Garden

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Lovely box beehives, in almost Georgian or Federal style

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The Honey Trap

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A beehive is the urban roof accessory du jour, even more popular than its eco-friendly cousins, solar panels or greenery.

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Insect Hotels

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A wee ditty about the bee

I liked this. Another quick and entertaining look at why bees are important, why they’re crashing, and what people can do about it (at least, on a very fine scale). And it’s all done in Scottish."

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1 minute cartoon.

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Pollination

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There have been quite a few posts on ConservationBytes.com regarding the ecosystem service of pollination, so I thought it would be a good idea to list them all in one place. Buzzing to the plate (...

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Mezzmer Blog » How Animals See the World

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Scroll down for the insect, yea even pollinator view.

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Chapter XII. The Osmiae. Their Habits | Jean-Henri Fabre

Chapter XII. The Osmiae. Their Habits | Jean-Henri Fabre | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Jean-Henri Fabre The Wonders of Instinct Giant hornet The Giant Hornet (Vespa Crabo) February has its sunny days, heralding spring, to which rude winter will reluctantly yield place.
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19th century French biologist Fabre writes with charm, "Two species have come hurrying up to take part in the joys of the almond-tree: first, the Horned Osmia, clad in black velvet on the head and breast, with red velvet on the abdomen; and, a little later, the Three-horned Osmia, whose livery must be red and red only. These are the first delegates despatched by the pollen-gleaners to ascertain the state of the season and attend the festival of the early blooms."

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Biologists design method to monitor global bee decline

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A new study has found that a global network of bee traps may form an early warning system alerting scientists to dangers threatening the world's food system and economies.
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New components of epigenetic 'code' for honey bee development discovered

New components of epigenetic 'code' for honey bee development discovered | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Researchers have uncovered a new element of the honeybee's genetic makeup, which may help to explain why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes.
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What it is to be a queen bee?

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Queen sweat bees ‘choose’ the role of their daughters, according to a new study. The amount of food provided for the developing larvae determines whether the daughter becomes a worker or a new queen.
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Dennis vanEngelsdorp | Profile on TED.com

Dennis vanEngelsdorp | Profile on TED.com | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Dennis vanEngelsdorp - Dennis vanEngelsdorp is Acting State Apiarist for Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture, studying colony collapse disorder -- the alarming, worldwide disappearance of worker bees and Western honey bees.
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The Design of Science: 10 Great Research Graphics | Wired Science | Wired.com

The Design of Science: 10 Great Research Graphics | Wired Science | Wired.com | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Scientific figures and graphs are uncelebrated and utilitarian, a means to an end, unnoticed by graphics gurus and information designers -- but some stand out. They're the scientific world's folk art.

 

The image above represents the combined motions of individual bees in 742 waggle dances; it was assembled by computer scientists who hope to design honeybee-inspired robots.

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