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Rural Gardening: Good article on bees in the NY Times

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Mackinaw, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2008
9:16 PM

Post #4863758

I enjoyed this article, and thought the folks on this forum might appreciate it (though the information is probably nothing new, if you've already got colonies).

Just wanted to share!

Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

April 28, 2008
4:11 AM

Post #4875013

That was a very interesting article. I used to work at an apiary, and I am considering having a hive or two of bees one day. I can't see that happening anytime soon but it's worth dreaming about...
Stratford, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2008
2:53 PM

Post #4900814

"Its petals are joined, with a very small opening, so the bee can’t even force himself inside,” Mr. Seidler said. “That’s why buzz pollination” — the bumblebee’s specialty — “is more effective.”

Sounds like this Mr. Siedler needs to review his bee 101 course book. Male bees/drones do not do any pollinating and are the minority gender in any honeybee hive. It's hard to take anyone seriously who would make such a basic mistake when talking about bees as an expert.

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