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 2 sweet weeks of facts about honey bees 9. Better to See You With Bees possess five eyes. The three ocelli are simple eyes that discern light intensity, while each of the two large compound eyes contains about 6,900 facets and is well suited for detecting movement. In fact, honeybees can perceive movements that are


2 sweet weeks of facts about honey bees 7. Energizing! A productive hive can make and store up to two pounds of honey a day. Thirty-five pounds of honey provides enough energy for a small colony to survive the winter. Theoretically, the energy in one ounce of honey would provide one bee with enough energy

Iris germanica

Iris germanica  Did You Know? The Iris flower is the Tennessee state flower.  An iris is in the Fleur-de-lis is the emblem for the city of New Orleans. They can be found naturally in Europe, the Middle East, northern Africa, Asia, and North America Their primary meanings include faith, hope, wisdom, courage, and admiration. (More info.)

Move Over Monday: adult butterfly

Move Over Monday …so we can make the time to stop and smell the flowers. “An adult butterfly uncoils its long, straw-like proboscis to sip nectar from flowers, juice from rotting fruit and water from puddles.” There are 17,500 known species of butterflies worldwide. (Defenders of Wildlife). Explore the gardens.

Morning. Monday. Marigold.

Morning. Monday. Marigold.  “These flowers are the spendthrifts among annuals, showing a wealth of gold, copper, and brass into our summer and autumn gardens. The flower’s popularity probably derives in part from its ability to bloom brightly all summer long,” (Almanac). Did You Know? They are edible too and give color and spice to dishes