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Pistol Packin' Mamas

Pollen load

Pistol packin’ mamas have nothing on honey bees.   Have you ever seen the pollen load that a honey...

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 5:36 PM

BYOV--And That Means?

Teaching a class

The honey bee population is declining throughout the world, but not the interest in the art of queen rearing.   The annual class taught by bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey, manager of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey...

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Tongue-Tied

Happy puppy

Blue merle mini-Australian shepherds have one. So do honey bees. What? A tongue. For a puppy, the tongue can symbolize pure happiness. For a worker honey bee: a solid work ethic. It's easy to take a photo of a happy puppy with her tongue hanging out,...

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 6:45 PM
Tags: honey bee (193), Penny Gullan (6), Peter Cranston (6), tongue (2)

It Might as Well Be...Spring

Up a tree

  If you like to take nature walks and lean against an occasional tree,  you might rub shoulders with a red-eyed, red-shouldered bug. On warm, springlike days,...

Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 5:35 PM

Plan Bee

Pink Currant

Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) lamented in his poem “To a Mouse” (1786) that “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” He...

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2009 at 5:18 PM

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