Tag Archives: Pollination

National Honey Bee Day

The third Saturday in August is National Honey Bee Day. The observance is to bring awareness to the importance that the honey bee has in our food chain. The day is also to honor the work of bee keepers who … Continue reading

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Carpenter Bee in my Rose Garden

This afternoon I tried to capture a few good pictures of a carpenter bee that was pollinating my rose bushes. This is a valley carpenter bee (Xylocopa varipuncta). The male of this species is gold and the female is a … Continue reading

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