Category: bee plants

Winter flower 2: Wintersweet

Tweet Family  Calycanthaceae Genus Chimonanthus Species C. praecox Common names Wintersweet ZBAS*: 4 (to A. cerana) I haven’t returned to… read more Winter flower 2: Wintersweet

Winter flower 1: Loquat

Tweet Family  Rosaceae Genus Eriobotrya Species E. japonica Common names loquat, pipa, Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, Chinese plum, nespola ZBAS*:… read more Winter flower 1: Loquat

Catalpa is blooming

Tweet Family: Bignoniaceae Genus: Catalpa Species: C. speciosa Other names: catawba ZBAS 7 I noticed that the catalpa trees have… read more Catalpa is blooming

Shootout at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens

TweetAugust 8, 2017, I was invited to give a talk on honey bee photography (which I call “beetography”) to the… read more Shootout at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Value of honey bees in Michigan from pollination service and honey production

Tweet Value of honey bee pollination in Michigan, based on 2015 data The Western honey bee Apis mellifera plays a… read more Value of honey bees in Michigan from pollination service and honey production

Honey bees foraging on catalpa leaves

TweetThere was on post (June 23rd, 2016), I was begging everyone to show me if they saw honey bees foraging… read more Honey bees foraging on catalpa leaves

A bee on a bee balm

Tweeta bee who is calm, she worked on a bee balm. i asked did she see it as pink? she… read more A bee on a bee balm

A bee foraging on crososmia (Iridaceae)

Tweet(rewritten from “the lady in red”) The crocosmia sings: You are dancing with me I become red, cheek to cheek… read more A bee foraging on crososmia (Iridaceae)