This page is dedicated to bees and includes some videos, audio and other info about our fuzzy, lovely pollinators 🙂 beginning with a gallery of informativ videos on bees, followed with a guide to the plants that will attract bees, links to my bee posts and pages, audio, pdfs, articles – not all in that particular order. Hope you enjoy it.
Just click on any of the thumbnails below to watch one of the videos in the bee collection:
Can Cities Save Our Wild Bees
Slow Motion of How Bees Fly
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Bees Collecting Pollen
Bee pollen slow motion Flow™ Hive
Raising Bees on Rooftops
Micahel Schacker's Message Saving the Bees
Dance of the Honeybees
Can Cities Save Our Wild BeesWhere are pollinators? The Insect Pollinators Initiative (IPI), a nationwide [UK] research collaboration with the singular aim of exploring the lives of bees and other pollinators. Tthere are more than 250 species of wild and solitary bees living among us: in trees, unused mouse holes, bricks and hotels....And increasingly, they’re moving into urban environments.
Slow Motion of How Bees FlyIt wasn't actually figured out exactly how bees fly until 2006! Here's is a slow motion clip showing a bee in flight
Bees Collecting PollenThe White Tailed Bumble Bee, a video of bees pollinating flowers - this even has a slow motion portion in the video - very well done. Film by David Vickers.
Bee pollen slow motion Flow™ HiveTake a look at these fascinating little creatures as they collect pollen for their bee bread. See them flying, spinning & sometimes colliding as they come in and out of a . Flow™ Hive is revolutionising the collection of honey with their new hive design. and in April 2015 raised over 9 million dollars to produce this new hive.
Raising Bees on RooftopsThe University of Minnesota Bee Squad is raising honeybees on the rooftops of several buildings in Minneapolis & St. Paul. Because colony collapse is a major problem, the rooftop bee colonies give the Bee Squad unused space to raise bee colonies and watch their progress, learning more about pests such as the Varroa mite, as well as monitoring the ability of the bees to forage from a rooftop location. I followed the Bee Squad during the spring and summer of 2014 to shoot a story on their work, beginning in April when there was still snow on the ground and finishing with the first jar of honey produced in late August from the rooftop bees at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. [Film by Judy Griesedieck]
VideoGeeks: Shot on Red Epic at 300fps. BugGeeks: The bees fan the entrance of the hive to regulate the colony temperature (and to clear the smoke we were using on them) [Film by Jesse Rosten]
Micahel Schacker's Message Saving the BeesPlan BEE - A message from Micahel Schacker - Saving the Bees
Dance of the Honeybees
A short and sweet documentary about bees from Bill Moyers and Company’s YouTube Channel
Plants for Bees By William D.J. Kirk and Frank N. Howes
Bee/Albine Posts from this blog
- Our Chubby Winged Friends
- O pledoarie pentru albine – Video cu traducere/A Plea for Bees – Video in English
Bee/Albine Pages from this blog
LISTEN [ AUDIO ]
Here is a file of the sound that bees make. This file was produced by and is compliments of Mysid from Finland.
You can download it when you right click or just listen by clicking Bombus_buzz . It is an ogg file and you can play it on VLC.
(EN) Wildlines Newsletter – Bees & Butterflies Very informative newsletter that was published in 2007 in the state of New Hampshire, USA
Or you can read it right here – The Vital Role of Pollinators
Check out Xerces it is dedicated to invertebrate conservation This is an international organization LOADED with resources such as this PDF that gives you advice on 3 Practical Steps to help pollinators – you can download it here. That is just one example – go to this PAGE for a bunch of useful Fact Sheets so you can be proactive.
LINKS to interesting ARTICLES on bees
Sacred Geometry and Bees – This explores the geometry of hives and remembering back to when I was living in an old house, there were carpenter bees. I was always awed at the perfection of their work. The holes drilled were perfect and beautiful. A lot of people would have evicted them, but there is no way I would have evicted them – ever!
Sacred Geometry and the Honey Bee
Flight and Bees – Bees mystified scientists for many years as to how they were able to fly and hover as the proportion of their wings to their bodies weight did not quite add up just by looking at them. Scientific study did find an answer to that question until the advent of digital imaging. Even with the mystery of flight no longer a lingering question, still they are still captivating. Read article here.
Scientists Finally Figure Out How Bees Fly