Bees at the Pier

We went out to the Pier the other evening to watch the sunset.  It was one of those evenings where there isn’t much to the sunset, really.  What was fascinating were the bees!

(I’ll be back tomorrow. I have photos but it is sleepy time.) 

Ok, I’m back (4/26/10)  Here are the Bees in a nest on the Pier over the Caloosahatchee River:

I have Questions:

1.  Why are the bees nesting here?  They are on recycled plastic, fake wood on the back of a bench.  Why do they perceive this to be a safe place to, um, be?

2.  Where were they nesting, before they picked this location?

3.  Are they building a honeycomb under all of themselves?  So, their honeycomb will stick to plastic?

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Help The Honey Bees!

http://www.helpthehoneybees.com/

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream has a lovely website (and campaign) to help save the honey bees!  According to the website, honey bees are involved in 1/3 of our food production.  Busy Bees!

Happy Spring Equinox and Bees.

White Flower with buds, with purple stripes

Yesterday was the Spring Equinox.  I went out to a field and selected a spot and some of my friends joined me with Picnic foods, and afer we ate we focused our energies with burning sage on crystals and seashells and feathers.  It was a fairly simple meditation and we all felt very uplifted afterwards.  The sun was so bright as I was taking pictures of the flowers in the field.  I didn’t notice the buds, nor the purple stripes on the buds, until I got home.

I’ve been very concerned about the Bees since lots of the flowering trees and shrubs in Southwest Florida were frosted this January.  I am hopeful that the Bees and Birds and Butterflies will find enough nectar to keep them healthy.  We saw tons of Bees out in the field and many Birds and Butterflies.

The Spring Equinox fits right into Fire Season.  Fire Season in Southwest Florida, is all about this buildup of energy, bursting forth like the buds blooming everywhere.