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:Frost survivors and victimsReprint: The Long-Awaited, Gigantic, "Starting Fruit Trees From Seed" Valentine's Day PostFreezing weather is on its wayA little preview from a brand new movie on AmaranthMother Earth News on Aminopyralid contamination in manure 3 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A Perennial Salad Garden next post Sugar cane harvesting Related Articles Mother Earth News on Aminopyralid contamination in manure March 5, 2013 Okay – who sent me seeds – and... July 2, 2015 A swarm of bees find a bee log April 16, 2014 Free-Range Chickens… can be a PAIN! September 1, 2016 More news on “Create Your Own Florida Food... February 24, 2015 Gardening in Florida Summer Heat, Lawn Chemicals and... July 11, 2019 7 Ways To Cut Through Seed Catalog Confusion December 18, 2013 Want a FAST food forest? Try a crazy... April 14, 2015 Florida Watering Explained September 7, 2012 WOCA Interview 7/21: Pumpkins, Weird Beetles, Composting and... July 21, 2015 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.