Stop and Smell the Roses

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey  1/237/13

How many times have you heard that? It's usually from someone urging us to slow down, to savor life, and to pay attention to the pleasures.

Like fragrant roses.

Honey bees seem to be particularly fond of the butterfly rose, also known as the China rose (Rosa mutabilis), a deciduous shrub that can grow up to six feet high and spread five feet across. It's a long flowering plant, especially important to bees when they...


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