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Archive for April, 2012

Flowering red currant

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 13, 2012

A sip of nectar for the honeybee from the blossom of the Flowering red currant.

Flowering red currant

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Plum blossoms

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 12, 2012

A male Mason bee (right) and a wild pollinator enjoy foraging  in the plum blossoms, The occasional bumblebee can be seen in the plum blossoms along with numerous honeybees.

plum blossoms

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Late Pussywillow

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 12, 2012

Different varieties of pusseywillow provide a continuous stream of pollen throughout the spring.

pussywilow

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2012 Mason bee cocoon release

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 8, 2012

Yesterday some cocoons were moved from the fridge to the field. It doesn’t take the bees long to find some blossoms. They have available rhododendron, dandelion, plum and a few June blueberry blossoms.

Mason bee - rhododendron

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Cherry Plum

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 7, 2012

This is the earliest plum to blossom. The first Dandelions blossom at the same time.

cherry plum

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Plenty of pollen

Posted by blueberrytalk on April 4, 2012

The entrance to the hive was jammed with bees carrying an assortment of pollen. Skimmia and rhododendrons were the source.

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