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:WOCA Interview 7/21: Pumpkins, Weird Beetles, Composting and More!Germinating peach pits - again!Azolla and duckweed as fertilizer? You bet!Announcement: Teaching Workshops at the Florida Earthskills GatheringThis morning's program - the video! 3 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A Perennial Salad Garden next post Sugar cane harvesting Related Articles The End of Freedom July 8, 2019 Okay – who sent me seeds – and... July 2, 2015 Reprint: Why You Should Grow Tobacco (and How... September 2, 2014 Growing Your Own Herbal Tea October 14, 2014 Talk To Your Kids About Farming October 6, 2012 Back to gardening! April 2, 2014 Companion Planting for Black Swans May 14, 2020 Merry Christmas! December 25, 2014 A beautiful pond apple June 26, 2015 Announcement: Florida Food Forests is OPEN for business! June 10, 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.