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:THIS WEEKEND: The Marion County Master Gardener Spring Festival Plant Sale!Edible Mushroom: The Old Man of the WoodsGrowing Pumpkins in FloridaGrowing pawpaws from seed; plus, amazing facts about pawpaws!Potato Mint 3 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A Perennial Salad Garden next post Sugar cane harvesting Related Articles More Victims of the Satanic Grazon Herbicide July 1, 2015 Fall blooms September 24, 2013 Big sweet cultivated plums harvested off a Chickasaw... June 22, 2015 New Book ALMOST Here! November 21, 2015 How to Make a Simple Compost Pile with... January 19, 2017 @The Brilliant Homestead: Four Ways to Dig a... May 23, 2015 Post coming soon December 1, 2015 WOCA Interview 7/21: Pumpkins, Weird Beetles, Composting and... July 21, 2015 A swarm of bees find a bee log April 16, 2014 From the Inbox: Ants, Avocado Spots, Growing Bananas,... January 22, 2014 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.