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So it seems the males and the females forage together…🐝🌻🌼🐝..after which they all hang out on the wire at the end of the day for a bit of a debrief and general carryon; then the girls go back to their individual burrows.. Leaving all the boys overnight at the supermarket . You’ll see from this another reason for not using their legs to perch is that they can make highly sophisticated hand signals…amazing . #bluebandedbee #beeshavecuteboots #AmegillaAsserta ? #buzzpollinators #organic #bees #honeybees #entemology #pollinationisnotadirtyword
#organicgardening #basil #herbs #herbsforhealth #paleo #vegan #fitness #biodiversity
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Given a hopefully inspirational feature of Roquewood is to get up and running without startup funding, I of course didn’t have the bucks for something like that pneumatic bum IKEA uses to bounce on one of their chairs 24 hours a day…. So I’ve had to rely on time and real usage.⏳⏳⏳
Last weekend I got inspired to check out the integrity of the natural gum rubber liners of a few of the planters. I could have used the much cheaper synthetic version but this is pure tree sap.. #cradle2cradle. 3 years on…and its hardly lost its natural gloss. #ace The stuff is hard to work with (it moves like it’s still living ) and is cactus with any exposure to ☀️, but it is perfect for protecting those wooden panels. nearly there. #ecobiz #startups #greenalliance #greenbiz #sustainablematerials #cradletocradle #safeforkids #greendesign #design #workshopantics #roquewood

and then another one turned up. and they started playing footsies with their antennas and bee waggling..and bucking into the air just holding on by their nippers…💙🐝🐝💚..when they stopped their antenna were left still touching . crossed like✖️…..#melted….. #supercute #bluebandedbee #beeshavecuteboots #AmegillaCingulata #buzzpollinators #organic #organicgardening #basil #herbs #herbsforhealth #paleo #vegan #fitness #roquewood

Yesterday I was feeling pretty good about life but by the end of the day I was feeling REALLY good. there are a few more posts soon to show why.
I hadn’t seen these for months and as there have been a few nests of the ferocious introduced yellow-jacket wasps around, I thought these guys might have been wiped out.. This made my day, and as the chinese say;seeing them is probably very good fortune..🙏..

she’s resting; gripping onto the trellis with her mandibles after foraging in the basil flowers…like a pitstop.🚦 they sleep clamped on like that to blades of native grasses. all tucked in. 💙🐝💚

#bluebandedbee #beeshavecuteboots #AmegillaCingulata #buzzpollinators #bees #native red #organic #organicgardening #basil #herbs #herbsforhealth #paleo #vegan #fitness #roquewood

#farmerfredfriday ☀️ the beets later in the harvest period from a row don’t get bunched together but get sold loose without their tops; still spectacular..earthier probably as they lose sugars.. all those ludicrously healthful colour compounds are obviously still there and hence exceptional in juices. 🍭 #intensity #pigment #phytonutrients #organic
#realfood #simplicity #wholefoods #healthbombs #goodmoods #paleo #vegan #balance #cleaneating #fitness #preventativemedicine #roquewood

Yeah so I reckon that works. It’s 20% narrower because we could do with at least 20%less paper in the world . 100% recycled . Soy inks. That’s a mockup…..and a cracker time of the year for #stirfrytuesday. #cavalonero florettes. We’ll do that now rather than #meatfreemonday. I don’t like using the word ‘meat’ all the time anyway..; it’s a bit crass. How about #megaAbattoirfreeMonday instead ?? #organic #organicfarming #smallfarmeating #smallfarms #safefoodassociation #roquewood

#wabisabi 2 .. #juiceNewton (he picked up that apple and juiced it) 🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎 #juicy #juicing #organic #raw #organicraw #beets #chioggiabeet #heirloomvarieties #ginger #TCM #farmnotpharm #preventativemedicine #tableboards #ancientredgum #homeware #living #roquewood #roquewoodliving