Honey Bees and Bumble Bees

Honey bees get all the press. There’s the very obvious reason that they are used commercially to produce honey and to pollinate flowers. In the US, hives are transported hundreds of miles to pollinate almond and cherry trees and others. And why are they transported? It’s because the trees are imports, or the great, great,Continue reading “Honey Bees and Bumble Bees”

When Is A Hornbeam Not A Hornbeam

Hornbeam are in the Carpinus genus in the birch family. But then there are other ‘hornbeams’ that are not hornbeams at all but simply have aspects of their growth that looks like hornbeams. For example, the Hop hornbeam, which is Ostrya carpinifolia, is called that because the leaves look like Hornbeam leaves. The clusters ofContinue reading “When Is A Hornbeam Not A Hornbeam”