1. anym says

    Ooh, borage flowers. Dunno about bees, but the ants where I grew up loved them… they’d take the seeds back to their nests under the paving stones out of the back of the house and forget about them so the plants would sprout up everywhere. The petal (is there a word for a flower where there’s one single petal sheet that’s subdivided into petal-lets?) is tasty, and wikipedia alleges that it is one of the few naturally edible blue things. So that’s interesting.

  2. moarscienceplz says

    Sorry PZ, but ice skating while still inside your car is not a favorite sport of mine.

  3. justsomeguy says

    @4 you’ll only skate a short distance, right into the 8-foot-tall snowdrift that materialized in the middle of the road.

  4. Chelydra says

    The topic doesn’t really make sense to me. Bees can’t live in fields of annual crops because most species overwinter in the ground and so can’t survive tilling. The problem still comes back to that farming destroys bee habitat; the loss of bee food sources is also caused by this, but providing better flowers doesn’t solve the primary problem.