Category: nature photography

Spring flower 1: Winter Aconite

Zachary Huang, Michigan State University Citation: Huang, Z.Y. 2019. Michigan spring flowers: 1. winter aconite. BeetheBest Blog, http://bees.msu.edu/2014/winter-aconite/. Accessed on… read more Spring flower 1: Winter Aconite

Winter flower 2: Wintersweet

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

Winter flower 1: Loquat

Family  Rosaceae Genus Eriobotrya Species E. japonica Common names loquat, pipa, Japanese medlar, Japanese plum, Chinese plum, nespola ZBAS*: 6… read more Winter flower 1: Loquat

Catalpa is blooming

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

Shootout at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens

August 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

Honey bees foraging on catalpa leaves

There 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

False queen in a laying worker colony

At the Friday lab meeting, I was told that one colony has become all “laying workers” by a visiting scholar… read more False queen in a laying worker colony

A bee on a bee balm

a 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