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Distinctive domiciles for solitary bees

Who says bees don’t like castles and cabins, chalets and caves, or even cabanas and condominiums? As the saying goes, “Build them and they will come.” And they do. Pat Barberi of Barre, Vermont has made of hobby of creating unique but functional solitary bee houses from miscellaneous vessels she finds at the secondhand shop. […] Read more

Making a hive into a home

Yesterday I was weeding the garden, minding my own business, when I overheard the most extraordinary conversation. I didn’t catch the whole thing, but it started like this: “Honey, I’ve been thinking. Maybe it’s time we split from the family and found ourselves a new home. It’s getting so crowded in here, I can’t even […] Read more