Blueberrytalk's Weblog

Everything connected to growing blueberries

Archive for the ‘Alsike clover’ Category

Bumblebee foraging sources

Posted by blueberrytalk on June 1, 2009

The goal is to provide ample food sources for Bumblebees throughout the season. After the blueberries are pollinated there is Black Locust and clover as forage. Later the Anise hyssop will keep them going until fall. This should ensure a good number of Bumblebees for next season.

Bumblebee on clover

Bumblebee on clover

Advertisements

Posted in Alsike clover, Bumblebees | Leave a Comment »

Alsike clover pollen

Posted by blueberrytalk on August 17, 2008

When you look at the Alsike clover blossom, pollen is not visible. It is also not easy to see the faint pink blush of the lower petals. Yet these photos show bees gathering brown pollen from the clover.

Alsike clover

Alsike clover

clover pollen

clover pollen

Posted in Alsike clover, pollen | Leave a Comment »