How Big Are Bumble Bee Nests

Amanda Latona Shows How She Gets Those Glutes Bodybuilding

Hey, everyone atBodybuilding . My name is Amanda Latona. I am the 2009 Flex Bikini ModelSearch championships winner. I am a Team BSN sponsoredathlete and an IFBB Bikini Pro, as well as a Muscle Fitness Hers cover model. I am here today going to showyou a pro bikini glute training workout so you, too, can havesculpted bikini glutes

like a pro. If you're a beginner atexercising, don't worry, don't be freaked out, I'm gonna walkyou right through everything. Start light. You know, you don't have to dothe heavy rep range or the heavy weights like I do, or don'tstart with all of the exercises. Say, choose threeinstead of five.

Although I train every body partonce a week, I actually train glutes twice a week. I do it once on a Monday whenI'm strong, I'm fresh, and I do it again on a Friday. I mean, who doesn't wanta great butt, righté Yeah. Butts are back.

Okay, guys. Here we are on the leg press. Today I'm choosing to do myfavorite positioning, which is feet together. It allows me to lift heavier,get a little more strength behind me, and also shapes theouter sleeves, which is a very nice look to have. We're gonna start heavy on this,so choose a weight that can

allow you to do 10 to 12 reps. If you need a spotter, get one. Safety is first, guys. Gotta keep it safe. So what you want to do isyou don't want to start down here.' cause you never want to haveyour knees going over your toes. I like to do rightin the middle.

Remember, the higher you go up,the more emphasis you get on the glutes, which is why we're here. Okay, here we go. Also, when you're doing this,remember to press through your heels. Whenever you press through yourheels, basically, I like to be able to lift my toes up, 'causethat's how I know that I'm definitely gettinghittingthe glutes.

Get the Best Pollination in Your Garden with a Bumble Bee Nest

Alright, this is John Kohler with GrowingYourGreens .Today we have another exciting episode for you, and it's about a bee that you guysdon't often hear about. I mean, it was a bee that I heard a lot about when I was akid because it was like a theme song on TV back in the day. singing “Bumbumbumblebee,Bumblebee Tuna!� Now, I don't know what bumblebees have to do with tuna, other thanbeing like a cutesyputesy branding issue. Bees has nothing to do with fish, that I canthink of. I think a better song would be singing “Bumbumbumblebee, Bumblebee Pollinator!�because bumblebees are probably a really good pollinator for your garden, and they'renot often talked about. Honeybees are much

more favored in home gardening, because theyproduce something that we can use or—in some people's minds—steal from them. AndI'm all for sustainably harvesting honey that your bees produce on your farm or inyour garden, if you don't steal or take too much from the bees. Because after all,bees are not necessarily making it for us, they're making it for themselves so theycan get through the winter. Many commercial farmers and big beekeepers,honey equals dollars signs in their eyes, and they'll steal or take all the honeyout and sell it and feed the bees sugar water or corn syrup water, which is really horrible.Because in many cases, the sugar or corn syrup

may be derived from GMOs, and I don't wantto be feeding bees any kind of GMO materials. I want them to eat their natural food, whichis naturally they eat the pollen and the nectar out of the plants.Today I have this cool poster I got thanks to my local—I don't know…conservancyagency. And it's actually called Join the Conversation about Native Bees. This is acool poster about all the different native bees in this area. And if you go over them,there's the sweat bee, the oil bee, squash bee, impatient bumblebee, blue orchard bee,yellowfaced bee, valley carpenter bee, Morrison's bumblebee, Easter carpenter bee, yellowfacedbumblebee, leafcutter bee, digger bee, wandering

cuckoo bee—thank god I'm not one of those—anda sweat bee. And it's the bumblebees that, you know, can help pollinate your crops.Unlike honeybees, that have a shorter, kind of like…I'll call it a snout, but I knowit's not a snout. I'm not an entomologist or beeologist or that sort of thing, so…cutme some slack if you're one of those guys. But basically the bumblebees have a longersnout so they can get in flowers that are a lot deeper and thinner unlike the honeybees.So the honeybees will only be effective on pollinating certain crops, where the bumblebeeswill have a larger range of crops they can pollinate, including things like natives andsome of the common vegetables that you might

be growing at your farm or your garden. So,yeah, very important to support a hedgerow, if you do have a hedgerow, and I do believein hedgerow gardening or farming if you have acreage. You definitely want to have somehedgerows and you definitely want to have some bumblebees to keep the whole system going.Because they are part of the ecosystem, and much like standard honeybees, they are gettingwiped out due to territory loss, and moth infestations and mites and other things causedby humans. So, you know, in this episode, what I'mgonna do for you guys is actually—I got a hive. I got a bumblebee hive. I had a honeybeehive last year, and the honeybee hive, because

it was a nonmatched queen with some workersthat were just some random workers that this beekeeper threw together for me. They didn'ttake and they all flew away, so I didn't end up with any honeybees to pollinate. Butnow I'm glad to say that I have a bumblebee colony now, and you're gonna get to seethat in a second. And this is a matched set. So the queen made all the bumblebees in there—andI want to go over a few differences between the honeybees and the bumblebees.Because to most people, a bee is a bee is a bee, right. Well, no. number one, there'slike all different kinds of different bees, and bees are not simply bees. The honeybeeis basically a little bit more smoother and

How can I tell a carpenter bee from a bumble bee

Carpenter bees and bumblebees do look somewhatalike. You can tell them apart. Both collect pollen to feed to their young, but their nestsites and habits are quite different. Both bees are about the same size, and both areblack and yellow. The easiest way to tell the difference is that the top of the carpenterbee's abdomen is black, shiny, and hairless, while the bumblebee's abdomen is fuzzy black,often with the yellow band. Carpenter bees nest in pairs in soft, weathered,and unpainted woods like cedar decks, soffits, eaves, and wooden siding. The hole into thenest is about the size and shape of a shirt button.

Inside the nest, the female creates severalcells with pollen balls and lays an egg in each. The male aggressively guards the nestduring spring construction. After construction and egg laying, both bees leave the area. Bumblebees are social bees that live in acolony. The new queen starts a new colony in the spring. She lays eggs and raises thebrood of worker bees. The new workers then take over nest duties,collecting pollen to feed to the larva in the nest and rearing the next brood of workers.Nests continue to grow until late summer. Nest entrances are usually a hole in the ground.Nests can also be in old equipment, in logs

and sheds and building voids or in other unusualplaces. Colonial pest technicians can find evidenceif there have been carpenter bees nesting on or around your home. They can also inspectfor foraging bumblebees and can track the bees back to their nest site. Give us a calltoday.

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