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:SATURDAY: I'm speaking in Volusia County and bringing fruit/perennial vegetables for sale!By the way...Art blog re-launched: new painting upSurvival Gardening Webinar: ReplayGrowing Yams in Middle Tennessee 3 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A Perennial Salad Garden next post Sugar cane harvesting Related Articles On the radio at 9AM September 22, 2015 Your Garden Can Beat Climate Change, Disease and... March 28, 2014 Oklahoma City Garden Fest! May 14, 2019 Potatoes 2015: Yeah, I’m Trying Again January 21, 2015 By the way… April 2, 2015 Crash Gardening S2, Episode 2B: A Tour of... November 17, 2014 Edible Mushroom: The Old Man of the Woods October 8, 2014 Best Gardening Books (Page Moved – See Link!) January 1, 2015 Introducing a New Project: The Brilliant Homestead December 5, 2014 Jamaican Sorrel leaves are a good green July 24, 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.