|The bees are back|
Friday, June 3, 2011
I was getting worried this spring. The garden is usually full of the sound of bees going about their work and this wet and cool spring had been eerily quiet. Even when the apple blossoms were at their peak there were a few bees about but not the usual numbers. All that changed this week as the temperatures climbed and the sun shone. The bees are back in force. There has been a huge problem with colony collapse and these pollinators are so important to our food chain. In the late 90's a friend kept her hives in the garden and made us Rose Honey, It was heavenly and one of the most amazing tastes; the essence of the garden.