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from Growing Family

Gardening for Nature: creating a bee-friendly garden

No matter how small your garden or outdoor space, you can do your bit to help bees thrive. Here are some easy ideas for creating a bee-friendly garden.

"My antenna's bent. I flew into a window. They don't call me Bumble for nothing!" Pic by Robert Seber, #bees

Bees. Historical chromolithograph artwork of exotic bees. Clockwise from upper left are: Centris flavopicta, Oxaea flavescens, Euglossa analis, E. pulchra, Xylocopa nobilis, E. brullei, E. violacea and X. iridipennis. These bees are found in tropical regions, such as Brazil and India. Published in Gems of Nature and Art by R. Fawcett, in London, circa 1880.

from Snapguide

How to Clean and Render Beeswax

Every beekeeper seems to have a different method for rendering wax. For cleaning the wax from only one or two hives, I use a very simplified process that can be completed in about an hour. by Sara Paul Raffel.