Honeybees are common visitors to flowers. They live in large colonies in both domestic beehives and in the wild in hollow trunks. They collect nectar and pollen from flowers. A honeybee can tell her fellow bees where to find flowers through a special dance language. Many herbs, wildflowers and trees are pollinated by honeybees.
Dear All – greetings from the Turkana Basin Institute in Northern Kenya. This afternoon while I was working in my lab I heard a soft rustling noise coming from the waste-paper basket. At first I thought that yet another careless gecko had gotten itself trapped, but on closer inspection found a small scorpion hiding within. […]
Did you know that pollinators are responsible for about ONE IN THREE bites of food that we consume. Some two-thirds of all flowering plants on the planet are dependent on pollinators, most of them are wild insects and many of those are bees. Here’s the contribution of pollinators to my breakfast yesterday: I had a […]
How Pollinators Make Mangoes! Did you know that pollinators make mangoes? Mangoes are an important fruit crop in many different parts of East Africa. Mangoes are a delicious fruit that are healthy and nutritious and especially rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and rich in dietary fibre, which are all important for healthy growth and […]
A major issue for all of the world’s developing countries today, and especially in sub-Saharan Africa, is that of increased and sustainable food production. With the world’s population now at 7 billion (and growing), this is an issue of great concern and one that affects many aspects of conservation and the environment. Hunger, primarily due […]