Overall, 43 volcanoes were in continuing eruption status as of 24 June 2021.
When Calbuto erupted in 2015, it prompted the evacuation of roughly 4,000 citizens from nearby cities and villages in Chile.
The incredible shot of the rare phenomenon, captured above Calbuco volcano in southern Chile, won first prize in ‘The Perfect Moment’ photo competition.
The volcano overlooks the cities of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, which have a combined population of roughly 250,000 people. It had last erupted in 1972, so authorities were somewhat surprised by the outburst. Calbuco is a stratovolcano (also known as a composite volcano), and these are best known for having explosive eruptions.
Seeing my orchard and my garden flowering and covered with bees makes me happy year after year. I plant a variety of fruits, veggies, annual, biennial and perennial plants to attract bees and actually all kinds of beautiful birds and butterflies. But this blog post is about bees only, so lets focus on them, yes?
Colorful plants like those of my Mammoth sunflowers do the trick:
I notice that bees love the flowers of my lime and lemon trees, they suck the nectar out of them and pollinate them:
The bees also love the flowers of my palm trees and the bottle brush tree. This spring my palm trees were flowering and attracted hundreds of bees:
If I want a ton of bees then I let some carrots to go full blossom and this is what I got this week:
BEES ON MY CARROT BLOSSOMS
Bee Nutrition Facts:
All Bees get all of their carbohydrates from floral nectar and their protein from floral pollen.
Bees rely on flowers to supply them with the food they need to survive. Some flowers (e.g. tomatoes) provide only pollen, the main source of protein for bees. Other flowers (e.g. clovers) provide both nectar and pollen, thus providing both protein and carbohydrates.