Flower Power – 2022 Pic of the Week # 35

Rosa canina

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” –  Victor Hugo

I took this picture in my overgrown garden. The plant is a Rosa canina/wild rose.

Protecting pollinating insects, especially Apoidea, is of fundamental importance since they play an essential role in pollinating a wide range of crops and wild plants.

Other pollinating insects to protect:

Bumblebees, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies, hoverflies, scarabs, ladybugs, grasshoppers, etc.

“La vita è il fiore per il quale l’amore è il miele.” – Victor Hugo

Ho preso questa foto nel mio giardino. La pianta è una Rosa canina.

La protezione degli insetti impollinatori, in  particolare apoidei, è di fondamentale rilevanza,  poiché essi svolgono un importante ruolo nell’impollinazione di una  vasta gamma di colture e piante selvatiche.

Altri insetti impollinatori da salvaguardare:

Bombi, vespe, farfalle, falene, mosche, sirfidi, scarabei, coccinellidi, cavalette, ecc.

Author: eleanorannpeterson

As a child, I spent my summer holidays by the swamp catching tadpoles and other creepy critters or running after wild animals. I wanted to become a veterinarian when I grew up. But destiny turned my life around - I moved to Italy, where I obtained my BS in Environmental Sciences and Territorial Management. When not working in our family-run business, I write, read, play with clay, doodle, and go on scavenger hunts in the woods, followed by my six cats.

3 thoughts

  1. Wonderful pic! Love the pollinators. We had a rough winter here in Canada. I was talking to a bee-keeper and he said the hives down to something like 20% (I can’t remember the exact number, but it was really low). So, in the spring, he and the other bee-keepers were actively building up their hives. He ordered some of his bees from Italy! As of July, he said the hives are nearly at 90% now, which is good news 🙂

    1. Bee keepers in Italy are battling against Varroa. Varroa destructor is an external parasitic mite that attacks and feeds on the honey bees. I hope varroa didn’t make it to Canada. Happy to know that the bee colony is flourishing. My crazy mind thought about nanotechnology. Could scientists implant some kind of device in the bees to teach them how to defend themselves from varroa?

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