5/8 BEE

Xylocopa virginica       xylokopos = ξῦλοκὀπος = Wood Cutter

Bear …03.21.2014… 5/8 BEE ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

 

” ….. There are some 500 species of carpenter bee in 31 subgenera…..”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpenter_bee

 

 

 

 

Irish Whiskey And Honey Liqueur

Romancing the Bee

Jameson's liquer

This is the way we celebrate the Day in my neck of the woods. 🙂

Ingredients:

1 Quart Mason Jar

Honey

Jameson’s Irish Whiskey or a brand of your choice

Directions

Pour approximately 2″ of honey into a clean quart Mason jar.

Fill the remainder of the jar with the Irish Whiskey.

Slowly stir with a wooden spoon until the honey is dissolved into the whiskey.

Serve neat. Don’t drive anywhere.

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Trees For Bees – The Black Locust

Romancing the Bee

black locust tree

Did you know that trees provide most of the surplus nectar and pollen for bees? Or that 5 or 6 trees produce as much nectar and pollen as a whole field of wildflowers?

Most people don’t. That’s unfortunate because planting a tree, especially in an urban area, is one of the most effective things you can do to help save the bees.

The benefits of planting Black Locust for honeybees have long been recognized. Bees are drawn to the fragrance of the nectar-rich blossoms. An acre of Black Locust is said to produce 800 to 1200 pounds of honey. Moreover, the Black Locust blooms late enough in spring that the blossoms are rarely damaged by frost; thus, it is a reliable annual source for bees.

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In Europe the Black Locust tree is considered to be highly prized as an urban street specimen, because it tolerates air pollution very well. The graceful…

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