Home School Life Journal

Home School Life Journal
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales
painting by Katie Bergenholtz

Nature Study #27: Bees

We found these bees in our neighbor's flower garden. The first photo shows the honeybee, and the second photo has the bumblebee.
Thou, in sunny solitudes,
Rover of the underwoods,
The green silence dost replace
With thy mellow, breezy bass.
-Emerson
One interesting bit of information we have learned about these fuzzy bees, as opposed to their cousins the honeybee, is that the bumblebees "do not provide enough honey to sustain the whole colony during the winter. Only the mother bees, or queens as they are called, survive the cold season."
-Anna Comstock, Handbook of Nature Study, pg. 389.

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