European honey bees http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/165/all en Are you Ready for the ZomBee Apocalypse? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/are-you-ready-zombee-apocalypse <p>Today, we&nbsp;launched our latest Citizen Science project, <a href="http://www.zombeewatch.org/" target="_blank">ZomBee Watch</a>, in partnership with San Francisco State University. Yes, that&#39;s right folks, we want you&nbsp;to become a&nbsp;real life ZomBee Hunter! To inspire you to do so, sit back and relax while I tell you this epic story of zombification!<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/are-you-ready-zombee-apocalypse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/are-you-ready-zombee-apocalypse#comments Apis mellifera Apocephalus borealis Brian Brown colony collapse disorder European honey bees insect zombification John Hafernik ZomBee apocalypse ZomBee hunter ZomBee Watch zombie fly zombies Blog Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:16:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 686 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Edible Nature http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/edible-nature <div> <div><span><span>Last week, I collected the first garbanzo bean out of the Erika J. Glazer Family </span><span>Home Garden. After showing the seed to some of my colleagues, who exclaimed, &quot;Wow, that&rsquo;s a garbanzo bean,&quot; I realized what a profound thing I was holding in my hand. From this tiny package an entire plant can spring,&nbsp;the potential for new life was right there in my hand.</span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/edible-nature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/edible-nature#comments European honey bees food garbanzo bean Home Garden seeds Vanessa Vobis Blog Sat, 30 Jun 2012 02:44:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 690 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Bee Hotel California http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bee-hotel-california <p><strong>Bee Hotels</strong> <div></div> <div>We here at the Museum really like bees, so much so that we are building them a hotel! This hotel will contain over 200 deluxe suites for native bees. We've specifically designed the hotel to accomodate various solitary bees found in L.A. We'll keep you posted as we see what moves in. Thanks to exhibit fabricator, Jerome Brown, the hotels are nearly ready to be put out in the Butterfly Pavilion yard. </div> <div> </div></p><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bee-hotel-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bee-hotel-california#comments bee hotels bee swarms bees European honey bees insects Blog Wed, 08 Jun 2011 05:52:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 626 at http://www.nhm.org/nature The Birds, the Bees, and the Fecal Sacs http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/birds-bees-and-fecal-sacs <p>I know you've seen a lot of still images from the Black Phoebe, <em>Sayornis nigricans</em>, nest, but I just had to share this footage. Honestly, it is too good not to post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/birds-bees-and-fecal-sacs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/birds-bees-and-fecal-sacs#comments Babies bees birds European honey bees insects nest Blog Fri, 27 May 2011 02:52:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 629 at http://www.nhm.org/nature