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Archive for August, 2011

Oxydendrum appeals to all kinds of bees

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 21, 2011

It’s encouraging to see the bumblebees joining the honeybees on the Oxydendrum blossoms.

oxydendrum blossoms

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Visiting the neighbor

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 21, 2011

My neighbor planted a couple of acres of Buckwheat and my friendly bees are paying him a visit.

buckwheat blossoms

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Japanese Knotweed in bloom – 2011

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 14, 2011

Japanese knotweed blossoms started to open about a week ago and the bees were quick to take note.

Japanese knotweed

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Draper blueberry

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 9, 2011

Most of the Drapers are available in one picking. Their skin is thick enough to produce an audible crunch when you bite into one!

Draper blueberry

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Third pick for Dukes

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 6, 2011

This year there will be a third pick of the Dukes starting next week.

Duke blueberries

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No bees no berries

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 4, 2011

Bees were denied access to the blossoms on this blueberry branch. Berries did not develop beyond what is seen in this picture!

blueberry branch

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Extra large Dukes

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 3, 2011

We have seen some extra large Dukes on the cleaning belt this year. I hope this is a result of our increased efforts to put pollinators in the field!

We are passed the peak of the duke harvest  and we are close to picking Bluecrop.

This antique sign speaks of a bygone era. Prices for fresh bluberries are higher this year in the stores.

Duke blueberries

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