Bee Kin 7/5/14

Flashback Thursday, July 5, 2012 – If you look closely at the big rain droplet ready to fall from this trumpet vine flower you can see trumpet vine leaves upside down.
July 5, 2012 sigFlashback Friday, July 5, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars a very cute shot of a red milkweed beetle. I’m happy to be able to provide habitat and have a population of this neat insect that lives entirely on milkweed 🙂  I’m also happy that my yard is providing valuable habitat for other insects (rare elsewhere) and has never been sprayed with poisons since we’ve lived here (now 22 years). It is amazing how much life our little yard hosts! We hope others will get on the bandwagon before it is too late!

July 5, 2013 sigSaturday, July 5, 2014 – Here are some of the community members in the apiary, including one of the ladies.  You might notice that the flower fly (aka hover fly) looks like a bee.  It is common to see photos of flower flies in article about honeybees.  This can be a real pet peeve of entomologists and beekeepers.  Flower flies and all these pollinators are awesome 🙂
7:5:14 hover eyes sig 7:5:14 nectaring white sig 7:5:14 hover weird wing sig 7:5:14 monarda honey sig 7:5:14 catnip hover sig“I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy.”
~ Richard Bach
7:5:14 resting skipper sig 7:5:14 hover fly sunflower leaf sig 7:5:14 side white sig 7:5:14 flying white sig “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
~ Richard Bach
7:5:14 monarda honey side sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Bright Bee Blessings and Namaste ~ Raven

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