We are giving away 4 copies of Robert Kourik's book, Roots Demystified
Robert will be answering your questions in the plants forum Monday through Friday!
See this thread for details
Permies likes mason bees and the farmer likes New bee species found around Brooklyn NY permies
  Search | Permaculture Wiki | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies | World Domination!
Register / Login

permies » forums » critters » mason bees
Bookmark "New bee species found around Brooklyn NY" Watch "New bee species found around Brooklyn NY" New topic

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.


Those who hammer their swords into plows will plow for those who don't!
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.

subject: New bee species found around Brooklyn NY
cast iron skillet 49er

more from paul wheaton's glorious empire of web junk: cast iron skillet diatomaceous earth sepp holzer raised garden beds raising chickens lawn care flea control missoula electric heaters permaculture videos permaculture books