Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Further news on honeybee problems

This article talks about honeybees dying off, a worsening problem.

Interestingly, my wild honeybees woke up quite early this year, about the time the crocus bloomed.  Weeks early.  They are often not flying when the fruit trees bloom; those are usually pollinated by sweat bees, other tiny natives, and flies.  But no, the girls were out this year, quite busy, nearly mashing the crocus at the base of their tree.  They came back so laden with pollen that they could hardly stay aloft.  One of their scouts went nosing around Home Base and I shooed her away.  I really  do not want another hive in a high-traffic area.  However, I'm happy to see my wild honeybees thriving.

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