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Hustle and Bustle at the Bee Hotel

Ever heard of a bee hotel? I hadn’t either. Don’t bees live in colonies, with a queen, and they dance around and tell each other where to find the good nectar? Turns out that meany bees actually don’t live in hives, instead creating their own (solitary) nests. Females oviposit a single egg in each compartment, and then plug it up so that the baby can gestate peacefully. Bees and other insects also use the compartments to hibernate, or just take shelter. In the wild, bees create their own nests just beautifully, but in urban areas, there is much less viable nest real...
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Picture Perfect

Take a look at your dog. Cutest pup you’ve ever seen, right? You tell people that all the time, but it never seems like enough. Unfortunately, every time you try to capture your furry friend’s heart-stopping adorableness, what you see through the lens isn’t translating to the final image. Stop fretting. You don’t need a big, expensive camera or weeks of lessons from a professional to snap the perfect frame of your perfect pup. You just need to know a few tricks of the trade. Pre-plan No dog will hold a pose while you tidy up, so make sure to prep the area beforehand....
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An Ikea Expedit Bookcase Turned Hamster ...

An Ikea Expedit Bookcase Turned Hamster Mansion Pet Projects  When I was a freshman in high school I had a hamster. It was a bittersweet experience as my hamster lived only a few months and when I found his cold, hard body one morning it took weeks for me to get over his death. To make matter worse, no one at school understood why I was so upset about a hamster. I got looks of pity when my eyes welled up, but not of the sympathetic kind. During my little hammie’s short life, he lived a simple one in a large bi-level metal cage. There was nothing warm or comforting about...