Uncategorized Solitary bee///Bringing dinner to baby///Inside a windchime by David The Good November 13, 2013February 1, 2017 written by David The Good November 13, 2013February 1, 2017 Note to self: it’s time to build some solitary bee habitat. Share this post!FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestRelated posts:Alright - my post was too terrifying for some folksSIGN UP NOW!Reprint: Self-Sufficiency Gardening in Climate Zones 8 and 9Simple worm bin composting setupPost coming soon 3 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A Perennial Salad Garden next post Sugar cane harvesting Related Articles From the Inbox: Ants, Avocado Spots, Growing Bananas,... January 22, 2014 A beautiful pond apple June 26, 2015 First mulberries of 2014! April 4, 2014 Announcement: Teaching Workshops at the Florida Earthskills Gathering February 1, 2014 Cassava and sweet potatoes May 13, 2016 Azolla and duckweed as fertilizer? You bet! July 18, 2014 Catching up August 7, 2017 Blackberry U-pick at Taylor Gardens Nursery! May 16, 2015 Staking a tree, grapefruit edition July 31, 2015 Mother Earth News on Aminopyralid contamination in manure March 5, 2013 3 comments maggi g November 13, 2013 - 9:23 pm I am not familiar with these bees. can you tell me more about them? I live down in tampa and have seen something like this but had no idea what they were. Reply Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good November 13, 2013 - 11:26 pm Good question. This is some kind of solitary bee but I can't nail down the species. They make nests in holes where they lay their eggs on insects they hunt for their babies. They're good pollinators as well as being pest removers. Reply Uncle Tony November 14, 2013 - 1:20 am The picture won't display for me but it's probably one of several species of halictid bees. On of the most beautiful hovering insects. Old wooden wire spools of varying sizes make good homes for them but like most wildlife, they choose where they live with no apperant ( to humans) rhyme nor reason. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.