This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The honey bee.............


The honey bee is in danger. We must really try to do all we can to save them. In England they have set aside land as a bee sanctuary. It is full of wild flowers and left to nature so that the bee population can thrive. We can do our part by making sure that our gardens are safe from pesticides and things that may harm them. The last several years we have had bees nests around the house. We had a bumble family in the blocks of the basement. They kept getting into the house, they must have thrived quite well because we put most of them back outside and eventually got it fixed so they could not get in. Then we had honey bees under the siding and a hornets nest over the front porch. Now I know most people would have knocked out the hornets but as we didn't even see them until the Fall and no one had been bothered by them, we left them alone as well. Why destroy things just because they might do something? I try to leave things alone if at all possible.
This is a happy little bee at my neighbour Phil's house getting the last of the goodness from the flowers. Not a lot left and I am sure they will soon be off settling in for the winter somewhere warm.


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Kathleen Ellis said...

Those are some beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them with us!
Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment!
HAve a beautiful weekend...enjoy that "Fall" garden!
;-D Kathleen

My Little Home and Garden said...

Those are wonderful photos of bees-doing-what-bees-do. :)