Friday, 28 March 2008

Scottish bumblebees

From the Biological Recording in Scotland (BRISC) Bumblebee Identification page here

- Red or Orange tailed bumblebees
Red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
Red-shanked carder bee (Bombus ruderarius)
Early bumblebee (Bombus pratorum)
Bilberry bumblebee (Bombus monticola)

- Yellow and Black striped bumblebees
Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)
White-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)
Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum)
Heath bumblebee (Bombus jonellus)
Broken belted bumblebee (Bombus soroeensis)

- Foxy bumblebees
Common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum)
Scarce carder bee (Bombus muscorum)
Great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus)

- Cuckoo bees
Gypsy cuckoo bee (Bombus bohemicus)
Barbut's cuckoo bee (Bombus barbutellus)
Four-coloured cuckoo bee (Bombus sylvestris)
Field cuckoo bee (Bombus campestri)

Monday, 24 March 2008

Forms of honey

From the US National Honey Board webpage here

Liquid Honey
Comb Honey
Whipped Honey
Liquid / Cut Comb
Naturally Crystallized
Dried Honey

Some other descriptions of honey forms from the Wikipedia article here

Creamed honey
Chunk honey
Set honey
Spun honey
Honey fondant
Granulated honey

Saturday, 15 March 2008

The Flat Earth and its Advocates

A selection of titles from "The Flat Earth and its Advocates: A List of References" at the Library of Congress's Science Reference Services page here

Carpenter, William. One hundred proofs that the earth is not a globe. [6th ed.] Baltimore, 1885. 39 p. QB638.C3

Cook, Frederick H. The terrestrial plane; or, The true figure of the earth. [London, 1908] 64 p. Held by the British Library under shelfmark 8563. b. 52.

Goudey, Henry J. Earth not a globe: scientifically, geometrically, philosophically demonstrated. Over 75 arguments and 30 diagrams. Boston, Mass., 1930. 145 p. illus., fold. map. QB52.G7

[Rowbotham, Samuel B.] Zetetic astronomy. A description of several experiments which prove that the surface of the sea is a perfect plane, and that the earth is not a globe. Being the substance of a paper read before the Royal Astronomical Society on the evening of Dec. 8, 1848. By ‘Parallax' [pseud.] Birmingham, W. Cornish, 1849. 16 p. illus. QB638.R87

Smith, Carl Albert. Is the earth a whirling globe? 2d ed., rev. and enl. Northampton [1918] 112 p. Held by the British Library under shelfmark 8562. aaa. 35.