DoubleDogFarm
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Beez Neez

The neighbor's girls were over in numbers today. Another reason to leave a few flowering brassicas.

[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Double%20Dog%20Farm%20Nature/Bees001.jpg[/img]
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This was a all most all black bee.
[img]https://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h300/eric_wa/Double%20Dog%20Farm%20Nature/Bees006.jpg[/img]
See you later. Thank you
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Eric

orgoveg
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Funny that I noticed and abundance of them here today also.

Moley
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My neighbor is a flower nut, she has about a dozen hydrangeas, mop-heads and lace-caps, and the past 2 weeks from sunrise to about 2pm the bees are all over them. they blot out the flowers with their numbers. Really a beautiful sight.

I just recently caught an encore screening of "Vanishing of the Bees" and it is nice to see so many native bees here in the city. I mostly see Bumble and Carpenter, but plenty of other smaller bees that may or may not be honey bees.

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[url=https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3552590/Pollinator.mov]Here's a short movie[/url] (18.8 MB) of a bee in last year's pumpkin patch.

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