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Posts Tagged: Merry Christmas

Merry Buzzworthy Christmas!

A honey bee heads toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Feeling the buzz on Christmas Day? Bugs on your Christmas tree? You may have overlooked another "present": eggs of the invasive spotted landernfly may be on your tree. Bot flies on reindeer? What you need to know about these flies! (Poor Rudolph! Is...

A honey bee heads toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee heads toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee heads toward a tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Seeing Red: Holiday Red

Honey bee with red pollen (from neighboring rock purslane) sipping nectar from lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as "red pollen." Like people, pollen comes in many colors and all are beautiful. All. The floral source determines the color of the pollen. Just as nectar is a carbohydrate source, pollen is a protein source....

Honey bee with red pollen (from neighboring rock purslane) sipping nectar from lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee with red pollen (from neighboring rock purslane) sipping nectar from lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee with red pollen (from neighboring rock purslane) sipping nectar from lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee, packing red pollen, returning to a rock purslane blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee, packing red pollen, returning to a rock purslane blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee, packing red pollen, returning to a rock purslane blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 10:07 AM
Tags: honey bee (195), lavender (28), Merry Christmas (2), red pollen (6), rock purslane (18)
 
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