The Orchard Mason Bee Osmia Lignaria Propinqua Cresson

The Orchard Mason Bee  Osmia Lignaria Propinqua Cresson Author Brian L. Griffin
ISBN-10 096358412X
Release 1999
Pages 128
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(Osmia lignaria propinqua Cresson) Raise Pollinating Bees in Your Own Backyard. Here is All the Information You Will Need to Capture and Raise These Docile Bees at Home. GROW apples, pears, and other crops successfully with these highly efficient pollinators. LEARN the fascinating life history of this mild-mannered bee. Watch as its life cycle unfolds in your own bee colony. EDUCATIONAL. A wonderful activity to introduce children to the marvels of the natural world. NON-AGGRESSIVE. Beneficial bees that everyone can propagate at home.



The Landscaping Ideas of Jays

The Landscaping Ideas of Jays Author Judith Larner Lowry
ISBN-10 9780520249561
Release 2007-04-16
Pages 280
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This volume "celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home". Organized by season, the author offers guidance on how to plan a garden with birds, plants, and insects in mind; how to shape it with trees and shrubs, paths and trails, ponds, and other features; and how to cultivate, maintain, and harvest seeds and food from a diverse array of native annuals and perennials. She demonstrates to gardeners in California how to boost native plant diversity while attracting wildlife and conserving water.



Mason Bee Revolution

Mason Bee Revolution Author Dave Hunter
ISBN-10 9781594859649
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 192
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• Author Dave Hunter is at the leading edge of bee and pollinator issues • Mason bees are part of the solution to honeybees’ decline • No other bee book addresses the topic with such depth and interest • Includes useful information about leafcutter bees too! The national media regularly features dire stories on honeybee colony collapse and its danger to our food supply. But there's another, unsung bee that has the potential to save the planet—the mason bee. Mason Bee Revolution explains how docile, hard-working, solitary mason bees (and their compatriots, the leafcutter bees) are even more productive pollinators than honeybees, and keeping them can be a fun, easy, backyard hobby for gardeners, conservationists, foodies, and families everywhere. Why these bees? Bee pollination is critical for about 80 percent of US agricultural crops, increasing crop value by an estimated $15 billion annually. Since 2006, nearly a third of all honeybee hives have been lost each year, due to parasites, pesticides, habitat loss, climate change, and a newer malady called Colony Collapse Disorder. While scientists search for answers to save the honeybee, Dave Hunter and his company, Crown Bees, are leading the effort to increase the population of other highly efficient pollinators: One mason bee can produce twelve pounds of cherries, via pollination, where it would take sixty honey bees to achieve the same. Mason Bee Revolution is an easy-to-follow guide to keeping both mason and leafcutter bees. It tells you how to set up, care for, and harvest your own bees and what types of plants and habitat encourage mason and leafcutter bees, as well as provides general information on other common pollinators and bee-related facts, projects, and personalities.



The red mason bee

The red mason bee Author Christopher O'Toole
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924084898695
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 26
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Aligning Culture and Ecology

Aligning Culture and Ecology Author Isaac T. Brown
ISBN-10 UOM:39015063170966
Release 2005
Pages 344
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Aligning Culture and Ecology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Aligning Culture and Ecology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Aligning Culture and Ecology book for free.



Pollination with Mason Bees

Pollination with Mason Bees Author Margriet Dogterom
ISBN-10 0968935737
Release 2009-12-09
Pages 136
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A Gardener’s Guide to Managing Mason Bees for Fruit Production Pollination with Mason Bees is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to know more about mason bees. It is an informative and well-presented how-to book for those considering starting this fascinating hobby with mason bees. The wonderful illustrations make it possible for even the urban gardener to enjoy a harvest of their favorite fruit from their backyard. In this concise manual, the mason bee's lifecycle is discussed and simple methods are presented to attract various bee species.



Mason Bees for the Backyard Gardener

Mason Bees for the Backyard Gardener Author Sherian A. Wright
ISBN-10 159299461X
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 60
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In the beginning...it was all about the honeybee, but there's another bee out there that deserves equal - if not more - recognition. A true native American, she is called the mason bee (scientific name: Osmia lignaria). She does not produce honey, but she is a master pollinator whose skills far exceed those of the honeybee. If you've got fruit trees and want more fruit, then this is the bee for you! Mason Bees for the Backyard Gardener contains wonderful color photographs and illustrations. Step-by-step instructions get you started, choosing between an almost no-work method to a more involved method of winterizing your bees. In an era when people are asking "What's happening to the bees?" this book is indeed timely by focusing on a bee that requires no special equipment for its "beekeeping" criteria. This book contains information on: What they look like Why they're important How to find them How to manage them How to create a habitat"



Humblebee Bumblebee

Humblebee  Bumblebee Author Brian L. Griffin
ISBN-10 0963584138
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 112
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American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015058396683
Release 1985-01-01
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BPR

BPR Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111050477
Release 2000-07
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Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888475
Release 2002
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The Trustafarian Handbook

The Trustafarian Handbook Author Brian Griffin
ISBN-10 9781440507304
Release 2010-06-18
Pages 240
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For years, a moldy slice of the upper crust has been slumming it in disguise. Sitting on stoops, smoking up, and trying to blend in with the common broke folk by wearing worn-out jeans (though really stylishly distressed), drinking PBR (even though the family owns a vineyard), and not paying rent (that’s what parents are for). Meet the Trustafarian counter-counter-culture. These young men and women have gone from the country club to the community pool--by choice, to look cool. They’ve adopted the free-spiritedness and outward appearance of the hippie, Rasta, and Bohemian sets . . . while retaining a few minor perks from their privileged upbringing, the 7-series, the summer home, and the money to burn. Inside, you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the Trustafarian culture--from information on their formative years to their fashion choices to their fornication rituals. Get the scoop on Impostafarians, Brohemians, Fauxlanthropists, and their kept, but unkempt brethren. And next time, you’ll be in the know rather than scratching your head when you see that homeless-looking guy hop into his brand-new Audi.



Bee Basics

Bee Basics Author Stephen Buchmann
ISBN-10 0160929857
Release 2015-09-16
Pages 42
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Native bees are a hidden treasure. From alpine meadows in the national forests of the Rocky Mountains to the Sonoran Desert in the Coronado National Forest in Arizona and from the boreal forests of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska to the Ocala National Forest in Florida, bees can be found anywhere in North America, where flowers bloom. From forests to farms, from cities to wildlands, there are 4,000 native bee species in the United States, from the tiny Perdita minima to large carpenter bees. This illustrated and colorful pamphlet provides valued information about native bees --over 4,000 in population --varying in a wide array of sizes, shapes, and colors. They are also different in their life styles, the places they frequent, the nests they build, the flowers they visit, and their season of activity. Yet, they all provide an invaluable ecosystem service - pollination -to 80 percent of flowering plants. Blueberry bees, bumble bees, yellow jacket bees, carpenter bees, and more are explored, including the differences in their gender, nests, and geographical regions that they visit.



Connectivity Conservation

Connectivity Conservation Author Kevin R. Crooks
ISBN-10 9781139460200
Release 2006-11-02
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One of the biggest threats to the survival of many plant and animal species is the destruction or fragmentation of their natural habitats. The conservation of landscape connections, where animals, plants, and ecological processes can move freely from one habitat to another, is therefore an essential part of any new conservation or environmental protection plan. In practice, however, maintaining, creating, and protecting connectivity in our increasingly dissected world is a daunting challenge. This fascinating volume provides a synthesis on the current status and literature of connectivity conservation research and implementation. It shows the challenges involved in applying existing knowledge to real-world examples and highlights areas in need of further study. Containing contributions from leading scientists and practitioners, this topical and thought-provoking volume will be essential reading for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners working in conservation biology and natural resource management.



The Beekeeper s Handbook

The Beekeeper s Handbook Author Diana Sammataro
ISBN-10 9780801485039
Release 1998
Pages 190
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Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may have some tolerance to mites.*Serves as a comprehensive well-illustrated introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper.*Outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.*Provides easy-to-follow directions and diagrams.*Includes glossary and updated bibliography suggesting more detailed information on the topics discussed.



The Bees in Your Backyard

The Bees in Your Backyard Author Joseph S. Wilson
ISBN-10 9781400874156
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 288
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The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field. The book features more than 900 stunning color photos of the bees living all around us—in our gardens and parks, along nature trails, and in the wild spaces between. It describes their natural history, including where they live, how they gather food, their role as pollinators, and even how to attract them to your own backyard. Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, it gives detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America, describing key identification features, distributions, diets, nesting habits, and more. Provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide to all bees in the United States and Canada Features more than 900 full-color photos Offers helpful identification tips and pointers for studying bees Includes a full chapter on how to attract bees to your backyard



Fairhaven

Fairhaven Author Brian L. Griffin
ISBN-10 0963584170
Release 2015-12-03
Pages 288
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The complete history of that most southerly community on Bellingham Bay, one of the four original towns that were consolidated in 1904 to become the present City of Bellingham. Fairhaven, Washington-from the glaciers to today-the places, the participants, and the grand possibilities. A new arrival in 1889 said, "only crude raw beginnings, the primeval forest of giant firs and cedars barely pushed back to the hillsides, mud streets gouged out, raw with jumbled piles of burning stumps, flames and smoke obscuring the sky. On the beach, tents flap in the breeze and a few unpainted wooden structures suggest civilization is to come." In 2015, what would be recognizable to any of those old-timers would be the enterprising spirit of the latest inhabitants, who have done so much to create Fairhaven's modern growth and economic strength.