As autumn sets in, most native plants are finished blooming, and nectar sources available for bees wane considerably. Warm daytime temperatures allow bees to forage widely to find food, but flowers are further apart, making resource collection difficult work. Bees are also gathering plant resins to make propolis, a non-food water resistant substance used to […]



June 13, 2011 · 0 comments

This is the stalk of a chard plant gone to flower. I think it looks a little like something out of Jack and the Beanstalk. It is about three inches in diameter, five feet tall, and looks even wilder in person. Our greenhouse is buzzing these days with all kinds of native pollinators because many […]