Good article on bees in the NY Times

Mackinaw, IL(Zone 5a)

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!

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/24/garden/24garden.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ei=5089&en=b4192243f3415259&ex=1366862400&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss

Booker

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

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)

"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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