bees http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/45/all en The Midday Sunflower Long-Horned Bee Huddle http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/midday-sunflower-long-horned-bee-huddle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lisa Gonzalez </div> </div> </div> <p>The life of the bee as we often think of it is one of constant motion: buzzing, dancing, collecting, feeding, searching, and digging is all in a days work for the &ldquo;busy bee.&rdquo;&nbsp; What many may not realize is that this perception of the bee is mainly from our frequent encounters with the females of the species which must not only feed themselves but also take care of their young.&nbsp; Honeybees, which are highly unusual in their behavior compared to most bees, have workers that are specialized in gathering pollen and communicating its location through dance, building and cleaning</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/midday-sunflower-long-horned-bee-huddle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/midday-sunflower-long-horned-bee-huddle#comments bees honeybees pollinators Sunflowers Blog Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:25:56 +0000 Lila Higgins 911 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