Pursuit of Knowledge
Pursuit of Knowledge

Pursuit of Knowledge

This blog is dedicated to exploring any and all facets of science, history, technology, and anything else that I believe is important (or just cool) for people to know. Specific science interests are biology/ecology (primarily bees), astronomy, and chemistry.

How honey bees hijacked "Save the Bees¨

12 Apr 2023 1 minute read 0 comments jday1235

Apis mellifera is just one of the thousands of species of bee found in the world. Native to Europe, it was introduced to the Americas during the colonial era along with the other types of livestock that was imported. Yes, honey bees are indeed a live...

Influential Peoples of History | Vasily Arkhipov

29 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments jday1235

Vasily Arkhipov was born on the 30th of January, 1926, just outside of Moscow. After attending a couple of naval schools and serving in the Soviet-Japanese war in 1945, he graduated two years later in 1947. Quickly becoming a member of the Soviet nav...

Blog Rebrand | Pursuit of Knowledge

27 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments jday1235

Hello there! I have not posted here in well over two years, but want to change that. My previous posts were solely about bees, yet I wanted to expand the scope to more topics. Posts about bees will still happen, but I also want to include my other in...

The Orchid

10 May 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jday1235

Floral oils waft;Through the trees,Sunlight drips oft;Psithurisms please. Beauty is found,Where marshesMay rot;The Orchid sees. A darkened landscape,Shrouded by canopy;Like nature's nape,Shrouded by vanity. The Orchid sees,What those cannot;The humid...

Bombus - #2

4 May 2020 4 minute read 2 comments jday1235

Welcome to my NBoNA blog, today is about bumble bees (Bombus spp.)! In the United States and Canada, we have more than 40 different species of bumble bees, all falling into the genus Bombus. They share a family (Apidae) with honey bees (Apis mellif...

Who are bees? What do they do? - #1

27 Apr 2020 6 minute read 1 comment jday1235

Welcome to the first installment of my NBoNA Blog! jday the New England Naturalist here to begin my dive into the world of native bees! So, without further delay, let's get started so you can see why I think native bees are an important topic to car...

Pilot Post - Why Care About Bees Anyways?

24 Apr 2020 1 minute read 5 comments jday1235

Greetings and welcome to my bee blog! Here I hope to spread the word about the amazing four thousand plus species of bees that we have here in North America! Honey bees (Apis mellifera) has gotten most of the media attention when it comes to the "Sa...