Ivy mining bee (left) and a honey bee (right). Ivy bees are very efficient at carrying pollen - notice how the legs are much hairier and the pollen basket is the entire length of the leg.

Ivy mining bee (left) and a honey bee (right). Ivy bees are very efficient at carrying pollen - notice how the legs are much hairier and the pollen basket is the entire length of the leg.

Its changing... The air is becoming sweeter. Perhaps its the hyacinths on the horizon or the flute like song of the thrush, is it just me or is he singing with a little more pride lately? Last months deep and slow rustlings of life underground have intensified. Trees sigh a quiet relief as their green buds appear and the first bees begin to visit the ivy. Our generous friends don't yet sing their sweet summer music but they are there preparing for the good times to come. Mine have decided to…

Its changing... The air is becoming sweeter. Perhaps its the hyacinths on the horizon or the flute like song of the thrush, is it just me or is he singing with a little more pride lately? Last months deep and slow rustlings of life underground have intensified. Trees sigh a quiet relief as their green buds appear and the first bees begin to visit the ivy. Our generous friends don't yet sing their sweet summer music but they are there preparing for the good times to come. Mine have decided to…

Ivy and Elephants: "Bee" Mine

Ivy and Elephants: "Bee" Mine

bee skep in a box , with a little bit of roofing , and possibly a good sign...so good!

bee skep in a box , with a little bit of roofing , and possibly a good sign...so good!

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