MAKING USE OF MOLES

They are very active at the moment and there are fresh molehills to be found everywhere. Why not make use of this and take with you on your walks a few packets of bee-friendly wild flowers, sprinkling a few on each hill?  You can re-trace your course on walks later in the year and watch the bees (which will include many species) at work.

Why are there moles where they are? Because there are worms to eat. Why are there worms where they are? Because there is plenty of decaying leaves etc for them to eat. By eating and excreting them they create excellent friable moisture-retentive soil, which is not only easy for moles to burrow through in their pursuit, but is also great for growing things in. So when your unnecessarily large basket for carrying seeds is empty you could do worse than scoop up a surplus molehill or two for your seed trays.

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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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