Jim Gilbert's Nature Notes: Honeybees at work

  • by: Jim Gilbert , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 26, 2014 - 3:23 PM

Nearly every day during the growing season, I have the opportunity to bee-watch, sort of like bird-watching but without the binoculars. I like to move within a foot of the handsome half-inch animals and observe their actions at flowers — they usually focus on clovers, alfalfa and roses this time of year.

Attention CenturyLink customers:


CenturyLink has blocked commenting systems around the web, including Star Tribune comments. If you are a CenturyLink customer you may not be able view or post a comment.


Please contact CenturyLink at 888-777-9569 to request that they restore access to comments on StarTribune.com and other sites.


We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


Click here to send us your hunting or fishing photos – and to see what others are showing off from around the region.

ADVERTISEMENT

New England 2/1/15 5:30 PM
Seattle
Toronto 18 1st Qtr 2:02
Indiana 20
Cleveland 6:30 PM
Detroit
Milwaukee 6:30 PM
Miami
Memphis 7:30 PM
Dallas
Chicago 9:30 PM
Golden State
Washington 9:30 PM
LA Lakers
NY Rangers 0 1st Prd 6:13
NY Islanders 0
Arizona 2 1st Prd 9:43
Philadelphia 1
Winnipeg 0 1st Prd 7:05
Pittsburgh 1
Washington 0 1st Prd 7:06
Columbus 0
Tampa Bay 6:30 PM
Carolina
Dallas 6:30 PM
Montreal
Detroit 6:30 PM
Florida
Colorado 7:00 PM
Nashville
Buffalo 8:00 PM
Calgary
Minnesota 8:30 PM
Edmonton
Anaheim 9:00 PM
Vancouver
Ball State 18 1st Half 7:23
Akron 12
Northern Ill 12 1st Half 8:20
Bowling Green 15
Western Mich 25 1st Half 8:14
Buffalo 21
Ohio 8 1st Half 10:57
Eastern Mich 16
Xavier 17 1st Half 7:23
Georgetown 8
Vanderbilt 22 1st Half 7:03
Georgia 28
West Virginia 10 1st Half 9:55
Kansas State 11
Central Mich 10 1st Half 8:27
Kent State 12
Saint Josephs 15 1st Half 7:50
La Salle 12
Nebraska 11 1st Half 6:36
Michigan 13
Miami-Ohio 14 1st Half 7:35
Toledo 21
Tulsa 15 1st Half 6:52
Tulane 16
George Washington 16 1st Half 8:09
VA Commonwealth 17
Pittsburgh 17 1st Half 8:10
Virginia Tech 16
Indiana State 7:00 PM
Evansville
Tabor College 7:00 PM
Oral Roberts
Florida 8:00 PM
Alabama
Tennessee 8:00 PM
Arkansas
Texas A&M 8:00 PM
Auburn
Baylor 8:00 PM
Oklahoma State
DePaul 0 Postponed
Providence 0
Michigan State 0 Postponed
Rutgers 0
Wyoming 8:00 PM
Utah State
Fresno State 8:05 PM
San Diego St
UNLV 9:00 PM
Nevada
SD Christian 9:00 PM
CS-Bakersfield
Colorado State 10:00 PM
Boise State
Temple 19 1st Half 9:00
UCF 17
Campbell 5 1st Half 11:02
Presbyterian 9
Coastal Carolina 11 1st Half 8:33
High Point 15
Gardner-Webb 14 1st Half 9:37
Radford 12
UNC-Asheville 22 1st Half 8:08
Liberty 20
Winthrop 15 1st Half 8:57
Longwood 20
Columbia International 10 1st Half 9:02
Charleston Southern 20
Tulane 7:00 PM
Houston
(3) Baylor 7:00 PM
TCU
Navy 7:00 PM
American Univ
Valparaiso 7:00 PM
Illinois-Chicago
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Should the lake where the albino muskie was caught remain a mystery?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT