Pollinators of Flower Hill Farm
Pollinators are so very important for the health of our world, for our very existence. Too often people are frightened when they hear even the name mentioned. Sadly, poisons are used to kill bees, wasps, hornets, and other native bees. It is critical that we ban toxic pesticides that are killing these beneficial insects. The European Honey Bee is featured here along with native bees. I was blessed to be able to observe a colony of “wild” honey bees that lived in a cavity in one of my Rock Maples next to the farmhouse here at Flower Hill Farm Retreat. I was stunned that I was able to walk right up to a swarm that lay like a mantle over a branch in my garden. Here are some of the images I was able to capture along with the busy comings and goings of other honey bees of the genus Apis and native bees in the gardens. I am still learning about bees. There are about 20,000 species of bees, so I will never get bored.
Honey Bee ~ Apidae
Native Bees and Flies