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New bee species found around Brooklyn NY

Amedean Messan

Joined: Nov 11, 2010
Posts: 871
Location: Burlington, NC, USA - Woodland, Clay - Zone 7
Pretty amazing story to find a new species in the most obvious place.  They have to be pretty cold hardy I imagine and because they are the size of a grain of rice they can be effective pollinators in narrow flowers like vanilla.  Too bad vanilla does not grow up here.  But, given that the bees thrive in a dense city I imagine they can do well in a permaculture setting.  It also got me thinking on strategies of increasing bee diversity in a permaculture farm.

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maikeru sumi-e

Joined: Dec 14, 2010
Posts: 312
All the more reason why we need to be careful about what we do before we lose treasures we never knew of.

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