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In advance of National Beekeeping Day

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August 2013

These photos are from our recent trip thru southwest Virginia. I think the flowering plant is Rosinweed (Silphium) in the Aster family. Aunt Jackie had these growing all around the edges of her yard. Photos were easy to take since these weedy plants were over my head and it was the best thing blooming in abundance.

Saturday is 2013 National Honey Bee Day but it goes by many variations of names. A quick web search shows that localities all across the country (and Canada) are participating.

More pics of various pollinators below the fold.

Check this out - The Waggle Dance

Not sure about this one getting in on the goodies. Not a honeybee but I didn't get enough in the photo to ID. They were half the size of the bees.

How about a Honey Bee Queen - but she's not in yellow!

Again it's 80/80 weather this morning near Tallahassee and headed to 90/90. I got the windows open to air the place out but as soon as I finish this, they are closed for the day! Rain expected, wait, NWS service says "heavy rain"  - and how is that different from the cloudbursts we've been getting? My rain gauge shows 3/4" for yesterday.

That's all folks; just a quick bucket to get things started. The Daily Bucket is now open for your thoughts and observations...

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