Crabapple tree🌳is probably most undervalued and ignored wild grown tree???
We used to have a huge Crabapple tree in front of the house...🌳I guess picking up the endless apples from our grass made us want to cut it...
Now every time I see it elsewhere I wish we only cut the branches down but not the whole tree.🌳
Yes it was not that healthy but it should have stayed.Why? It acts as an amazing pollinator and helps our bees...which I did not think about at the time..
The fruits are actually edible and could be used to make jelly and pies...or even use for pickling..
Made a fuzzy friend today. Also, if I ever become a beekeeper my bees will be known as G's Bees. And then if one of them gets lost and I put up "lost bee" signs and someone spots it they'll be like "aye he be G's bee". 🐝
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After some heavy storms and rain my basil "tree" broke. A big part broke from the trunk. So it looks kinda sad now but it is still attracting pollinators.
At first I only saw common carder bees but now all kinds of bumblebees are enjoying the basil bush. Still guessing why....
On the picture you see the male Bombus Pratorum or early bumblebee hovering between some basil flowers.
All yellow including moustache and an orange butt.
This means that it doesn't take long anymore before the first early bumblebee queens for next year will appear. After approximately 10 days when the males are born the new queens will hatch.
The early bumblebee colony will be at its peak as we speak but the male bumblebees have no function in that. There only purpose is mating with a queen.
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Are Garden Honey Bee Hives Conservation or Exploitation?.🐝
There are 20'000 species of Bee and only a few are true Honey Bees.
Local Bee conservationists and Experts on colony collapse are offering to help the lay person to establish and manage a Hive because Global Bee populations are disappearing at an alarming rate. There are myriad reasons for their unprecedented decline worldwide from habits destruction to parasite infection and agricultural Toxins. Despite the incredible and undeniable antimicrobial health benifits of Natural Honey I don't use Honey for ethical reasons and I am proud of my Stance BUT it niggles me that I could home a hive and help the Bees and help our planet. 75% of flying insect species are now extinct and Bees are not the main pollinators but nonetheless and important one. 🐝🌏🌱
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Found a bee?! Don't neglect it! It's likely exhausted or dehydrated. This time of year bees can often look like they are dying or dead, however, they are far from it! Bees can become tired, and they simply don't have enough energy to return to the hive which can often result in being swept away.
If you find a tired bee, a simple solution of sugar and water will help revive an exhausted bee. Mix 1 teaspoon white granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon of water, and place on a spoon for the bee to reach😊
I spotted this little guy lifeless on the cement in my parking lot. Carefully scooped him up with two sheets of paper and brought him to my porch. Ran inside and mixed up some sugar water and put it on a spoon. He immediatey started drinking, and after just a few minutes he was full of life and buzzing around with tons of energy! Then he flew away when he was ready!🐝 #savethebees
In honor of #pollinatorweek 🐝 some fax about bees! Especially during this time when so many of our beautiful flowers are blooming these lil pals are buzzing around us every day. It’s so important to remember how much our pollinators do for the well being of our earth 🌏 #savethebees
@neil.degrasse This is an example of how resourceful and adaptable bees are. With a lack of flowers available the hive sourced sugar instead from an MnM factory. This gives an indication as to why imported honey is so cheap and quite often contains sugar and corn syrup . With pressures to feed their family and limited restrictions in country's like #China beekeepers can cut corners and feed bees rather than allowing them to forage. Try to find a local beekeeper at www.beethecure.com #savethebees