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Bees and Trees

April 5th, 2008

While walking through the backyard and garden the other day I heard a loud humming, droning noise.  It was a contant, steady noise and I realized it must be insects, but where…   and then I felt silly after looking at the large Pussy Willow tree.  It was blooming earlier than any other tree or plant, and covered in yellow white flower heads.  Thousands of bees, flies and other insects were all over the tree, but mostly the bees.  I keep thinking about getting a beehive…  The day was one of the first warm days of spring, and the insects had emerged with the sun.   I’m looking forward to a few more warm days ahead!

Pussy Willow tree blooming in spring

4 Responses to “Bees and Trees”

  1. I understand bees are having a hard time lately. I’m glad to hear you’ve got a happy population.

  2. Yes, the neighbor has a few hives that he lets a beekeeper place and they seem to be at our place most of the time :)

  3. I always love the sound of bees, its reassuring to see them still thriving in
    some places

  4. Hi CGP- I asked a local beekeeper about the various challenges they face. She said that she hasn’t noticed too much that is different for her over the past 15 years yet, and is wondering if it’s cyclic or weather dependent for certain regions. Whatever it is she was thankful that she had not seen the collapse disorder. Thanks for stopping by!

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