Carpenter bees do more good than harm

Carpenter Bees, Native Bees of North America

Taken from the book, A Guide the Wonderful World Around Us: Notes on Nature by Brannen Basham. Annoying but important  You know carpenter bees- the large yellow and black insects that bore holes in wood and can sometimes be seen patrolling their territories. These traits have given the carpenter bee a bad rap which it…

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Native pollinators need help too

Honey bees aren’t the only pollinators suffering You’ve heard about the dangers facing honey bees- pests, diseases, and pesticides have stressed the species to a critical point. This threatens to make using honey bees for pollination services much more costly and difficult. The pollination of of dollars worth of crops hangs in the balance. However, we…

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