Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day beekeeping adventure! bzzzzzzzz.........

Flowers and bees are a perfect match. Bees gather nectar and pollen enabling plants to reproduce. 
In turn, pollen feeds baby bees, and nectar is turned into honey to be enjoyed by the bees and everyone!

While many kinds of trees and shrubs are bees' prime source of pollen and nectar, a wide range of flowers contributes to bee development and a bumper crop of honey.

Did you know that many weeds actually are great bee plants, including the pesky dandelion, clover, goldenrod, and purple vetch?

 Each source of nectar has its own flavor. A combination of nectars produces great tasting honey.

AND bees love California Poppies!

Today we went through the hive.
It has been a month since we went through it, and hive A is humming along....hive B is another story....


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