A friend of ours has a couple of beehives in his back garden and he produces a great deal of honey every year. We are the very happy recipients of a jar of this pure, organic, home-made honey, which is harvested regularly. I am fascinated by his hives, especially when they are being harvested. Chewing on little bit of honeycomb is a good reward for helping out with the harvest.
The very green Melbourne suburbs with their large garden allotments all full of every kind of seasonal flowers has been the norm in our city making urban apiaries a rewarding pursuit. With increasing development and the wholesale reduction of gardens and flowers, I think we can expect less honey due to disappearing backyards...
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The fate of the honey bee is being threatened world wide. Many of our fruits, vegetables, and nuts are pollinated by honey bees, and without the bees they would not grow. The world should ban the use of neonicotinoids insecticides which have been implicated in hive collapse. Great photo of the bees at work.ReplyDelete
This pattern just draws you in, so detailed.ReplyDelete
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What a great image! Thanks for sharing things that most people don't get to see.ReplyDelete