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Pity the Poor Honey Bees

Pity the poor honey bees.  They have to contend with pesticides, parasites, pests, diseases,  malnutrition, stress and that...

Freeloader flies, from family Milichiidae, crowd the carcass of a honey bee trapped in a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Freeloader flies, from family Milichiidae, crowd the carcass of a honey bee trapped in a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Freeloader flies, from family Milichiidae, crowd the carcass of a honey bee trapped in a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 4:56 PM
Tags: Desmometopa (0), freeloader flies (0), honey bee (0), Milichiidae (0), spider (0), web (0)

Where's Charlotte?

A spider web is one of nature's most marvelous wonders. It's art, it's architecture, and it's engineering. The silk is as beautiful as it is...

Backlit by the morning sun, a spider web glows, glistens and glitters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Backlit by the morning sun, a spider web glows, glistens and glitters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Backlit by the morning sun, a spider web glows, glistens and glitters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A spider's dinner, all wrapped and ready to eat: a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A spider's dinner, all wrapped and ready to eat: a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A spider's dinner, all wrapped and ready to eat: a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Tags: architecture (1), engineering (2), spider web (4)

Nature's Suspension Bridge

Nature's suspension bridge--that's what the spider builds.With the unseasonable warm weather and crafty spiders at work, can spring be far...

Nature's Suspension Bridge
Nature's Suspension Bridge

INTRICATE PATTERN of a spider web on nectarine branches. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 9:21 PM
Tags: nectarine tree (1), spider web (4)

Sorry, Spider

When you see a honey bee trapped in a spider web, it's usually dead and about to be consumed.Not this time. Today a foraging bee, minding her own...

Sticky Web
Sticky Web

HONEY BEE is caught in the sticky web of a spider. Note the glue-like webbing by her feet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Freed
Freed

FREED from the spider web, the honey bee is about to nectar a catmint blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 9:14 PM
Tags: catmint (18), honey bee (240), spider web (4)

Nature's Lace

A spider web is nature's lace, a symmetrical work of wonder. Well, a sticky, deadly trap if you're an insect. Then you become just another tasty...

Web Weaver
Web Weaver

ORB WEAVER at work. The end product is nature's lace and an engineering feat, and, if she's lucky, a feast tonight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Intricate lace
Intricate lace

SPIDER ART is a combination of delicacy and strength. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 6:06 PM
Tags: nature's lace (0), spider (0), web weaver (0)

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