Flower Log

All beekeeping is local.  In East Dorset, the June Gap is here with a vengeance!  Walking around Holt Heath last week, a National Nature Reserve, I could find absolutely nothing of interest to bees bar a few, very few, bramble blossoms.

By contrast, the following day I was visiting (with a nuc taken from my TBH) a friend on the county boundary near Lambert’s Castle, overlooking Marshwood Vale.  Everything was much greener; there were flowers everywhere including white clover, which was being worked by a bumble bee.  It took another couple of days before the clover bloom reached here.


About chrissladesbeeblog

I have been keeping bees since 1978 and currently have about a dozen hives. I am a member of the BBKA where for many years I represented Dorset at the Annual Delegates' Meeting. I am the co-author (with Dave MacFawn of of S. Carolina) of "Getting the Best from Your Bees" and am working on a book of my own poems : "Bee People".
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