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Dr Margaret Aranda: Ladybugs & Biology

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  1. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    What is a Horticulturist? What does a Horticulturist actually do?
    What is a Horticulturist? What does a Horticulturist actually do? It seems that I maybe the only Horticulturist on beBee at the moment! so to give some bees a better understanding of what a Horticulturist is and does (unless some already know!) I have put this article together; which I have tried to keep...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 Excellent article, and I love all the biology! In So. California (Los Angeles) - we grew up in a drought (no brushing your teeth with the water on!) - and all of a sudden they passed a new law that no one can sprinkle lawns with water more than 2-3 times a week, and of course never from 10am-2pm (Oh! and no washing cars in your driveway!). So many people are buying succulent cactus and spreading it all over their landscape. They hold water, serving as 'double-duty
    to help retard fires during the hot Santa Ana winds. But all of a sudden when that new law passed, everyone was agasht to let their lawns saunter into a slow, dehydrated death. Totally changed how things are landscaped. - and just one note that I love about gardens: you can buy ladybugs in a paper cup at the local nursery (my Fav shopping place) so they eat all the aphids destroying the roses! Great article - keep writing more! Can you tell us about hydrangeas? I find them most difficult (and loving your Pic here, it is fantastic)!
    Robert Cormack
    31/08/2016 #1 Robert Cormack
    My mother was a horticulturalist, Andrew, and you've explained what they do very well. I learned a lot about plants. What I didn't learn was how not to be forgetful. My surviving plants all live with the knowledge that I'm forgetful (funnily enough, they've all be alive over fifteen years. We should take a lesson from plants, Andrew. They're far more forgiving than us—and they live longer (in plant years).
  2. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes a Ladybug
    Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes a Ladybug/ by Dr Margaret Aranda /  Little Missy Two-Shoes is a character that embodies my little girl as a toddler. As a Mom, I just had so much fun giggling and being full of laughter with my very own daughter (See Image 1)! She was so smashingly cute that...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #16 Aweee! Thank you so much! (I'm glad I can keep her 'little' forever in the 'shrunken' form of her book! :) ~Children are such a blessing!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    20/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 I could never see something like that objectively, so thank you for this precious gift to mark my baby girl's birthday! Nothing could be better, now!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    20/08/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 You have captured the essence of producing a strong daughter, my David Navarro Lopez! My father (the rocket scientist) taught me I could capture not only the man in the moon, but the cheese in China, too! So if your daughter came down with such trauma, I know she would bee just like mee-Bee and grow stronger. For if there were no hills to climb, struggles that unwind to make our minds and bodies better, how could we survive to attain the biggest mountain climbs? I definitely wouldn't want my life to be a flat road, no sir! So thank you for reminding me that (yes, indeed, I do believe) all things do work together for good. I 'lived' off Romans 8:28 on this. It was my bliss.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    20/08/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 My Sweet @Ali Anani, Ph.D.: my thoughts exactly, when she was only three. I felt that my life was completed. I just did.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    20/08/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 Awwe! Thank you, dearest @Robert Bell! Aren't you just so very swell? 🐝 🐛 🐌 🐞. And I noted that emoji.com has the caterpillar and the slug between the bee and the ladybug. Am certain that @Ali Anani, @debasish majumder, @Anees Zaidi, @Mohammed A. Jawad could see something fractal here.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    20/08/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 I know what a great father you are, dear kind sir. So thank you, as the word, "lovely' is just perfect to hear.❤️ 💛 💙 💜
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    20/08/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Little Missy Two-Shoes is beautiful. She has your smile, Margaret.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    19/08/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 ...you are so very dear! Yes I shall email it now! Thank you!
    David Navarro López
    18/08/2016 #7 Anonymous
    Your daughter's sweet smile made me remember the one of my own daughter, now 26. At this age they are all sweetness, and mostly surprised while opening her eyes to the world. We should all not loose this bright in our eyes.
    I have seen as well the David Cannom video you linked, and I can not imagine what a hell you have been through (and still are).
    From the outlook of a father, and thinking that the disease you are suffering would be as a consequence of the car accident on which your daughter was too, the thought about the possibility of my daughter suffering this disease would be for me unbearable.
    I am not prone to say that "everything happens for good" or "God knows why is sending this to me".
    But wise and sensitive people like you, take the advantage of bad experiences too.
    And like forging steel, you have used the bad times in your life which put you in red-hot and banged you like with a blacksmith hammer,
    to forge a better person, if this was possible.
    Great you are.
    Ali Anani
    18/08/2016 #6 Ali Anani
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD - your daughter with sharpness, brightness in he eyes, and honey-like smile you don't need to worry about anything.
    Robert Bell
    18/08/2016 #5 Robert Bell
    She sure is a beauty!
    CityVP Manjit
    18/08/2016 #4 CityVP Manjit
    #1 This lovely Margaret. Happy birthday to your cute little missy two shoes !
    debasish majumder
    18/08/2016 #3 debasish majumder
    Happy birthday and plentiful blessings to your little lady bug madam Margaret Aranda. lovely posy you shared alluring me to go through the book, which will equally reflect the nature's bounty of a lovely mother like you, equally precious.
  3. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Just a little list of all the ladybugs and manbugs and colors and spots and shapes. Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
  4. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "Buggez" and "BArticles"
    "Buggez" and "BArticles"/ by Dr Margaret Aranda /                              Dedicated to Javier Cámara-Rica and Juan Imaz for naming us 'Beez' instead of 'Ladybugs,'                                                Even though, yes, Ladybugs are One of my Most Favorite...


    Dale Masters
    26/08/2016 #22 Dale Masters
    Bees are essential to land- based life on Earth. Colony Collapse is a disaster for us as well as everything else that lives on land.
    I am honoured to be called by the name of such a noble creature, created to be the sustainer of all of us.
    God really knows what He's doing.
    Randy Smith
    11/08/2016 #21 Randy Smith
    Very creative and fun, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. I have read a couple of your books and am now gaining appreciation for your giftedness at writing poetry. It is stretching my cultural horizons, my friend. I enjoyed this buzz. Thank you.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    01/08/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #19 Awe. But it is your picturesque Buzzes, the flight of the trees, the awesome @Ali Anani, the speckled maltese....extracting @debasish majumder, exacting @Anees Zaidi, prose-filled Buzzes of poetry! It all works together, spurring us all on to look within like Dorothy and the ruby shoes, to find that we sought what we had all along. It just took some one who cared to point it out, and that's what I see👀 is the best thing about beBee👀. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Juan Imaz.
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/08/2016 #19 Lisa Gallagher
    So creative @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful buzz and poem. You're a wonderful person! Sharing this to my hive, "Stories in English."
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/07/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #17 Sweet!
    Dale Masters
    31/07/2016 #17 Dale Masters
    #12 "The Flight Of The Bumblebee"...that's Shostakovich, isn't it? (NOTE: I just checked...it was originally written by Rimsky-Korsakov, one of my all time favourite composers!/...and transcribed for piano by Rachmaninov.) I'm going to connect to YouTube now, & listen. :D
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/07/2016 #16 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 #11 You are both so kind as can beeee; thank you thank you! Now here's a beee ((💁🏽Courtesy!))~ and a Cha-Cha-Cha💃🏾!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/07/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 OH! @Mamen Delgado, I like that take! A LadyBee! Oh! POP! Why how much you can see! Hmmm. I'll have to ponder that a bit...I like my pink hair bow on my head, and I don't think it matches very well with red 🎀🐞? Perhaps the bow takes up all of my head?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #8 Well, now you know how @debasish majumder and I feel when you give us such high standards to pay with you as our guide, all kidding aside, we are only what we are because of you. ☝️You pointed out things in us that no one ever did☝️and made us into "mini-Ali Anani's" true reflections of you! We are your reflection can't you see? Because only Great Leaders make Great Leaders beee who they were born to beee. And besides, we love you!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 You know I'm just funnin' and deep in the hive, I don't know how, but the ladybug just whizzed on by. So it's her fault really, as I saw high heels to go, straight all the way to her pointy tip-toes. And she had no nose! She actually Squealed! She realized that she just didn't belong and went away merrily, happily creeping along. So, I thought I'd paint her a silly tune since it was just a hot afternoon. And I felt humorous as I sometimes do, just ask @Randy Keho ~ he knows what happens to my growth whenever I wear my ~🎀pink hair bow🎀~ Appreciate your sense of humor!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 I just love this take, yes! I fully agree that so much beauty abound us that we stand with our arms up and just wonder with glee! And Thanks be to God that we are all here, sometimes serious, curious, delirious, or just fantastically spurious! The Flight of the BumbleBee is my Fav Piano Song! Somehow, biology and science, nature and God, music and love...they just all get along. And that's who we strive to be ~ the best Bees in the HoneyBee Sea!
    David Grinberg
    30/07/2016 #11 David Grinberg
    Nice creative writing/poetry buzz @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. I shared this with my followers and the "Creative Writers" hive.
    debasish majumder
    30/07/2016 #10 debasish majumder
    lovely post madam@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. honey making process is a clear testimony of queen's paramountcy! enjoyed read. thank you for sharing such lovely post.
    Mamen Delgado
    30/07/2016 #9 Mamen Delgado
    You are a LadyBee my dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! Really funny... 🐞
    Ali Anani
    30/07/2016 #8 Ali Anani
    With such great comments that reveal some hidden talents I believe you may consider establishing a Hive for Talents dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, Amazing comments and I feel jealous.
    Juan Imaz
    30/07/2016 #6 Juan Imaz
    very beautiful @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! Thanks for writing and sharing!
    Donald Grandy
    30/07/2016 #5 Donald Grandy
    A lady indeed, and when we succeed, what a trail we could seed for those in need. Deep in our hearts and deeper still we see the light of the flowers bloom. For soon we rest and cheer "Hey we are the best" Seed on, Seed on, we look up high and say Thank You Lord, We are Blessed.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    30/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 I don't like to be bugged, but I do love to tickle! And how could ladybugs eat so much? No WONDER they can't fly so well and that's why they're round - from eating thousands of aphids all over town!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    30/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 Yes @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz saw something really big! And bigger and buzzier it gets each day! Touché!
    Ali Anani
    30/07/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    Nice playing with words @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. I wonder if you like to be bugged? Ladybugs are marvelous, but they don't produce honey, they don;t build spectacular and fractal honeycombs and bees don't see red color- the color of ladybugs. It is a mix of the seen and unseen. Love your spirit.
  5. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

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    Joanna Hofman
    27/06/2016 #10 Joanna Hofman
    Fantastic! Great read.
    Gerald Hecht
    27/06/2016 #9 Gerald Hecht
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/06/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 So sweet that I also started a Hive, Ladybugs & Biology. My 'ladybug' book will be filled with the wonders of garden bugs for all! ☘
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/06/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Thank you @CityVP Manjit for the link. I love Janine Benyus' work and how she communicates what she does. I didn't see this talk and will definitely add it to my list.
    Milos Djukic
    26/06/2016 #6 Anonymous
    #3 I am glad to hear that @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Thanks for the tweet.
    Milos Djukic
    26/06/2016 #5 Anonymous
    #1 You are welcome @Sara Jacobovici.
    Milos Djukic
    26/06/2016 #4 Anonymous
    #2 Thanks @CityVP Manjit
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Love it. Miracles in radiology imaging.
    CityVP Manjit
    25/06/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    It is like Janine Benyus says in this video "imagine designing Spring". When we are trying to reinvent nature that is an exercise fraught in danger, but if we learn our designs from nature, that makes the greatest possible sense. https://www.ted.com/talks/janine_benyus_biomimicry_in_action?language=en
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/06/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    How deep can we go? Beautiful share @Milos Djukic. Thanks.