Tuesday, 20 February 2018

And Now, the Honeybees

Over the weekend, we have a had a new wave of emergences in the public gardens around town - I've seen my pretend squill friend glory-of-the-snows, grape hyacinth, star of bethlehem and the first two daffodils.

But when things emerge, it means other things are dying off. Snowdrops are still atrong, but as soon as they open fully, my beloved aconite begins to die which I always find a really sad time of the year; these are the only source of bright colour in the early spring.

But as they open, it at least means they can be pollinated. And yesterday, I came across a couple of slightly sluggish honeybees in action in the yellow flowers!

It's nearly March. The bees are about. When might I hear a chiff chaff.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 20.02.18


  1. I agree Simon that Lovely splash of colour always lifts the spirit.
    Good to see the bees, if only a few.

  2. That honey bee had better have a warm place to hide out, it's turning very cold over the next week.

  3. Thanks for your comments, I'm as worried as the bee is about next week's cold snap

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