Month: July 2011

Seeing Bees Again?

Seeing Bees Again?

I’ve looking for bees this season. A few weeks ago, while driving my bus on the west end of town, I saw one dart across the windshield. Yes, then I saw another, and again another. Wondering where that hive could be and if it was […]

The Beautiful Tricks of Flowers

The Beautiful Tricks of Flowers

Another interesting Ted talk. In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants — over a quarter million species — have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing ‘landing-strips’ to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate […]

My Aching Back! Thinking Again

My Aching Back! Thinking Again

My marathon running brother has been going slower. As has his mountain climbing brother. A decade ago, they both developed back problems like our father. But I seem immune, even with all that back breaking commercial bee work. That is until last week. That’s when […]