Urban pollinators fly high along Oslo’s flower-lined bee highway
The Norwegian city has embarked on an ambitious urban highway-building project complete with roadside lodging and filling stations aplenty. However, those traveling along said highway will primarily be making pit stops for pollen not petrol, nectar not bags of corn nuts. Shelter will be provided in the form of hives, not Holiday Inns. 

anonymous asked:

what is the latest news about bees?

bees are undeniably the best things to grace this fiery pit of sin we call the earth. also i saw that bee again on the way to work, looks like she mostly works in the pollen distribution sector with a focus on aggregate bearing plants. it’s tough work but she gets the job done

anonymous asked:

Today I didn't see a bee but I saw a dog and like that's ALMOST as good ... like a giant less evolved less colourful bee right?

that might be almost as good, i guess… dogs don’t really have anything on bees. when’s the last time ur dog vomited honey for your consumption, huh? never i bet

little round bees: *pollinating all the flowers in this vicinity*
me:👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit

anonymous asked:

idk about buying honey helping bees. bees are really mistreated in the honey industry, for example the queen bees' wings get cut off so they can't fly away, every two years the queen is "replaced", so killed off, people artificially inseminate the queen bees, they mass-breed them for honey production, the bees are often just left to die in the winter and the hives get pumped full of smoke to sedate the bees. it doesen't seem good for the bees.

Which is exactly why you should buy honey from local beekeepers instead of supermarket honey made by big companies :-) Seriously by choosing to not buy (local) honey you basically stop helping the bees altogether.

Here’s an article about it and also you should check out the links in the post I reblogged because it talks about this and way more. Honestly the first step to help the bees should be to learn as much as possible to not make this kind of mistake.

did you know that if you ignore bees and wasps they won’t sting you???

if a bee (or wasp) comes buzzing around you, you can slowly walk away from the area or wait until they realize you are not a plant and fly away on their own

once you start screaming and flapping around trying to swat it away, they will think you’re attacking them and are much more likely to sting you

even gently shooing them with your hand will usually send the message “oh this is just another animal. nothing to pollinate here” and they’ll buzz away

I’ve NEVER been stung by a bee or wasp in my life bc I’ve always reacted calmly around them. bees and yes, wasps are both fairly chill creatures and are only interested in pollination and protecting their nests

(British) Beekeepers of Tumblr

I have bees nesting in the brickwork of my house, what should I do? They aren’t inside the rooms, so I don’t think it’s urgent, but they may or may not have gotten into the attic, we aren’t sure.

They’re big and fuzzy and lovely but we can’t open the front windows anymore or they come in, and we’re in a heatwave.

280 days of Urbpandemonium #83

Black and yellow are the universal warning colors among animals able to see them. It looks like someone forgot the black on this bumblebee. This turns out to be one of the varied colorations of Bombus perplexus*, the “perplexing bumblebee.” It’s one of the least perplexing, since all-yellow bumblebees are not the norm. A bugguide contributor pointed out that it’s also a male–unable to sting–and not anything to warn anyone about anyway.

* “Perplexing buzzer”