“Evolution has not been kind to the bees.”
Plant ecologist Robert Hellmann has a lifelong love of studying plants. His passion is now being lived out as he restores six acres of abandoned farm land to reflect the native wildlife areas of New York. His [...]
When the flower blooms,
the bees come uninvited.
One step outside the door and you can’t miss the sights or sounds of our end-of-summer garden… the constant flitting and steady hum of insect wings. Summer vegetable blossoms for the most part have slowed or stopped [...]
Morning is the best of all times in the garden.
The sun is not yet hot. Sweet vapors rise from the earth.
Night dew clings to the soil and makes plants glisten.
Birds call to one another. Bees are already at work.
It’s wonderful to me that bees have this simple, age-old thing going on.
I knew when I heard the soft sound of buzzing it was officially spring in the garden. If the bees are awake and foraging what other proof could we demand? At once the transformation from winter to spring [...]