Author: Zachary Huang

Summer flower 8: Sweet clovers

Tweet Family: Fabaceae Genus: Melilotus Species: M. alba, M. officinalis Common names: white/yellow sweet clovers ZBAS 8 White honey production… read more Summer flower 8: Sweet clovers

Summer flower 3: Basswood

Tweet Family: Malvaceae Genus: Tilia Species: Around 45 species worldwide Common names: Basswood, linden tree ZBAS 10 [Zach’s update on… read more Summer flower 3: Basswood

A queen was dead, but then resurrected!

TweetI was doing beekeeping yesterday. Found one queen in a weak colony but she had 2 solid frames of brood…. read more A queen was dead, but then resurrected!

Summer flower 6: Crown Vetch

Tweet Family: Fabaceae Genus: Securigera Species: S. varia Common names: Crown vetch ZBAS* Honey bees 3, bumble bees 8 This… read more Summer flower 6: Crown Vetch

Summer flower 5: Bird’s foot trefoil

TweetBird’s foot trefoil has been blooming for a while. It is a legume so that it fixes nitrogen just like… read more Summer flower 5: Bird’s foot trefoil

Summer flower 4: Staghorn sumac

Tweet  Family: Anacardiaceae Genus: Rhus Species: R. typhina Common name: Staghorn sumac ZBAS: 8 I just noticed that this flower is… read more Summer flower 4: Staghorn sumac

Beehavior 1: Colony wide Nasonov-pheromone releasing

Tweet1. Video of a behavior I did with my cell phone: This is the second time I saw this. The… read more Beehavior 1: Colony wide Nasonov-pheromone releasing

Summer flower 2: Everlasting peace [peas]

Tweet Family Fabaceae Genus Lathyrus Species L. sylvestris ZBAS* 6 Photos were taken July 10th, 2010.  The patch was right… read more Summer flower 2: Everlasting peace [peas]