Bee Business
Suzan Bellincampi
Carpenter bees are coming out of the woodwork.
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Hold the Heat, Pass the Honey
Susie Middleton

That honey had me at hello. It was the color of late afternoon sunlight falling across an October field.

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Welcoming Bees to the Backyard
Suzan Bellincampi
Native bees deserve much credit, and are impressive in their pollinating talent, diversity and sheer numbers.
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The Buzz on Native Bees
A discussion next week will look at the importance of native bees and how to create a welcoming habitat for them.
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To Bee or Not to Bee? Ask the Yellow Jackets
Suzan Bellincampi
Wasps, especially yellow jackets, have been out in full force, and folks are noticing and fearing them.
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Bee Happy
Lynne Irons
What I don’t know is a lot! For example, all the petals of the echinacea are being eaten by a tiny worm. I can barely see it with my reading glasses. Sadly, only the center of the blossom remains on many of the flowers. I had several varieties in different colors. Honestly, it is always something!
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Busy as a Bee
Lynne Irons
Big doings out at Bayes-Norton Farm. I’ve been watching all week and wondering if the garden is being expanded or a if a house is on the way. Those big machines sure make short work of land clearing. I was thinking about our ancestors doing the same task with nothing but beasts of burden and pure brawn. They couldn’t stop by for take-out on the way home either.
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Every Last Bee
Remy Tumin

Every morning since April 24, Paul Goldstein has set out 30 colored soufflé cups with soapy water in them, a technique called bee bowling.

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The Berries and the Bees
Suzan Bellincampi

Pollinators, start your engines!

I am hoping for a bounteous blueberry crop this year. Though only time will tell, we can get a hint as to what is to come by looking at the spring flowers that the blueberry bushes have started to produce.

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Beehaving in Christiantown

Editor’s Note: What follows in an addendum to an the Editorial Page feature Why I Love Where I Live, published in the Tuesday Gazette.

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