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CATCH THE BUZZ – Less Color Is The Key

flowers amongst other, similarly-colored flowers, they found that perfect iridescence impeded the bees’ ability to distinguish between the flowers – the bees were often confused and visited the similarly-colored flowers

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Blue Blossoms For Honey Bees

to blue flowers only. While that might be a little somber for you and me (blue flowers, after all, tend to recede in our vision compared to bright yellows and…

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Herbs & Veggies & Flowers, Oh My!

…and natives seek out the open, easily accessible flowers too. Flowers form after the roots reach an edible size, in response to warm summer temperatures. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinale) – Another…

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The Voice Of The South: Neonicotinoids

…from apiaries or wild flowers to minimize the chance of drift of chemicals either onto bees or their food sources. The Southern research group examined neonicotinoid levels in soil, flowers,…

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Milkweeds As Honey Plants

flowers are mostly pink but can range from rose-purplish or whitish-pink to pinkish-rose. Forming crowded, ball-like clusters, these open terminally and in the upper leaf axils. The hourglass-shaped flowers, ¾…

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How Bees See And Why It Matters

…window at the flowers by the roadside, we usually can’t distinguish one flower from another. The car is moving so fast that the flowers blend in to one another and…

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Flower Power

…to withstand them. Potato (Solanum tuberosum) flowers. Keith Weller photo. Take the bumblebees that visit potato (Solanum tuberosum). During pollination, bees violently shake the flowers with forces approaching 3Gs –…

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Garden Time

flowers! Apartment dwellers with a balcony can find both vegetables and flowers suitable for growing in shade or partial sun. The catalogs do indicate what the plants prefer. Your deck…

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Bigger Picture

…because they all looked like weedy grass, except our weedy grass had flowers. Cornflower. There was some success with borage, but it was fairly pitiful. The flowers that were produced…

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Bigger Picture

…fresh eating, flowers and seed heads. A versatile, early-maturing variety used for fresh leaves, seed head production and cut flowers. Produces seed heads well ahead of others and right in time…

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