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:Meat glue: another reason to raise your own meatA Thai Garden TourBREEDING A NEW PEACH IN FLORIDA?The Terra Preta experiment is bearing resultsSeeds for Generations 3 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post A Perennial Salad Garden next post Sugar cane harvesting Related Articles @The Brilliant Homestead: Four Ways to Dig a... May 23, 2015 Memes for Monday March 13, 2023 Happy New Year! January 1, 2015 A NEW MONTH AND A NEW YOU… KNOW... April 1, 2014 Fall blooms September 24, 2013 Weekend Link Roundup! July 11, 2014 The Gift that Keeps Giving July 10, 2019 Announcement: Florida Food Forests is OPEN for business! June 10, 2013 My Calabash Stick Dulcimer November 29, 2018 The Great South Florida Food Forest Project: July... July 22, 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.