P is for planting (or just letting things grow!)

Half of the plot on which our apiary is situated is orchard, the other half is left as wildflower meadow.  It really comes into its own at this time of year.

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It gives the bees something close to the hives after the fruit blossom is spent and is lovely to look at.

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Centaura – a bee favourite!

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Although the honey bees love the variety of plants (and what others might define as weeds…..) they are also good for other pollinators.

 

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Of course the by-product of all this activity is honey.  This capped frame has come off the hive today.

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