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There are actually several hundred bee species that are native to Texas —…

There are actually several hundred bee species that are native to Texas — species that were here long before the honeybee and that are essential to the state’s diverse native plant communities.

Mason bee on apple blossom, from Crown Bees https://thegardendiaries.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/home-sweet-home-providing-the-perfect-habitat-for-mason-bees-2/

The Blue Orchard Mason Bee, technically known as Osmia lignaria, is truly a gardener’s best friend. One of Nature’s best pollinators, each one is able to do the pollinating work of 120 honeybe…

Comparative pollination biology of Venezuelan columnar cacti and the role of nectar-feeding bats in their sexual reproduction.

Comparative pollination biology of Venezuelan columnar cacti and the role of nectar-feeding bats in their sexual reproduction.

TED TALK Synopsis: Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images (begin 3:15) from his film "Wings of Life,"inspired by the vanishing of one of natures primary pollinators, the honeybee.

TED TALK Synopsis: Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images (begin from his film "Wings of Life,"inspired by the vanishing of one of natures primary pollinators, the honeybee.

Mud Daubers are NOT pests... they control spiders which control insects, keeping everything in balance. Plus they DON'T STING humans. Yes their nests can be an eyesore but keep a few so youre not over run by black widows. The female Mud Dauber stings spiders, stuffs them into the tube and when enough are packed in, lays an egg inside and seals the tube with clay and adds more chambers :: :: I miss the sound of them building their mud nests with a high pitched buzz  #johnjliam

Mud Daubers are NOT pests... they control spiders which control insects, keeping everything in balance. Plus they DON'T STING humans. Yes their nests can be an eyesore but keep a few so youre not over run by black widows. The female Mud Dauber stings spiders, stuffs them into the tube and when enough are packed in, lays an egg inside and seals the tube with clay and adds more chambers :: :: I miss the sound of them building their mud nests with a high pitched buzz #johnjliam

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There are actually several hundred bee species that are native to Texas — species that were here long before the honeybee and that are essential to the state’s diverse native plant communities.

Texas Apiary Inspection Service (TAIS)Search for:SearchSkip to contentWelcome to the Texas Apiary Bee IdentificationWhat’s a bee? And what isn’t?

Squash bees are important pollinators of the plant genus Cucurbita and closely related plants, such as cucumbers

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