Wednesday, 15 August 2012
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The bees seem to be much busier than usual in my garden this month. Perhaps the rainy spring and summer means they're trying to make up for lost time.
They're so busy, even NAH noticed. Not only that, he then fetched his camera to take a short movie of them on my Echinops - thanks NAH :)
Note: if anyone buys any Allington honey from our local farm shop over the next few months, you could be getting a taste of my garden :)
It was interesting to see that honey bees were almost exclusively feeding on the Echinops and ignoring the other delights on offer. Elsewhere, various species of bumble bees were gorging themselves on the Dahlias, Eryngiums, Echinacea, perennial sunflowers and lavender but were curiously absent from the Echinops.
Further close observation is required to see if this was a one-off event or a distinct preference...
Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.