Month: June 2015

Flowering time

TweetJune 21. I saw both yellow and white sweet clovers blooming along highways today. It is likely they have been… read more Flowering time

Bees swarming over American holly

TweetBy accident I noticed that there are two holly trees in front of the CIPS building (north door) on Saturday… read more Bees swarming over American holly

Black locust, a major honey plant in Michigan

TweetI noticed today that flowers of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia, Fabaceae) are nearly gone, so I thought I need to… read more Black locust, a major honey plant in Michigan

Bees foraging on white bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis “Alba”)

Tweet In memory of those who died today, 26 years ago, June 4, 1989 in Beijing China. The red ones… read more Bees foraging on white bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis “Alba”)

A mite that smells like a bee

TweetZachary Huang, Michigan State University The story goes back to 2004, when I invited a friend and colleague, Dr. Yves… read more A mite that smells like a bee