Wildflowers and Bees

My friend Liz Goldie was in the news again. This time it was a good thing.  She had dropped by a local greenhouse to set up delivery for July for some bee-friendly wildflower seeds to distribute at Calgary’s Stampede. Before she could think or blink, she was captured by a MetroNews photographer while she was chatting with greenhouse horticulturalist Colin Hayles.

Greenhouses such as Golden Acre Home and Garden in Calgary have hired bee specialists to help select appropriate plants to help native (and honey) bees. Liz, a beekeeping instructor and a bee expert herself, made Calgary-specific requests to help backyard gardeners who want to help bees. Here’s the lead to the article which you can read at this link.

More to the story at Metro

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a bee ecologist working at the University of Calgary. He is also a geophysicist and does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and Earth scientist. (Ask him about seismic waves.) He's based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ron has written two books, dozens of magazine and journal articles, and complements his first book, Bad Beekeeping, with the blog at badbeekeepingblog.com. Ron wrote his most recent book, The Mountain Mystery, for everyone who has looked at a mountain and wondered what miracles of nature set it upon the landscape. For more about Ron, including some cool pictures taken when he was a teenager, please check Ron's site: miksha.com.
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1 Response to Wildflowers and Bees

  1. Erik says:

    Nice article on bee flowers. Thanks for sharing. We leave all the dandelions growing in the yard….


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