The honeybee is not native to North America, but was brought over by Europeans in the 1600’s, as their preferred pollinator. Despite a lack of honeybees, North America did have its own pollinators, in the form of other bee species. The most well-known of these is the blue orchard bee, also known as BOB, and it also turns out to be a more efficient pollinator than the average honeybee. However, while a better pollinator, BOBs are also solitary creatures, preferring to live on their own, as opposed to the large hives that honeybees form. The USDA has been experimenting with different strategies in order to better entice BOBs to stay in one area and pollinate, and it remains to see whether these strategies will work long term.
Keeseville Community Arts Festival: Plein Air Winners
AdkAction is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Plein Air Show at the Keeseville Community Arts Festival. Congratulations to the following prize winners and honorable mentions, and thank you to all 32 talented artists who participated! First Place: “Cadence Point” by Lisa BurgerLentz lisaburgerlentz.com Second Place: “Roadside Attractions”