Friday, May 6, 2016

HAPPY WORKING BEES

I snapped this picture last weekend.  Now of course there is no way to know if these are ours but odds are pretty good they are from "Ariadne Hive"...


This is a weed, can't remember the name, that I saw movement around (it was on the fence line) and so I walked over there to see what was going on.  I couldn't believe it...the bees were going crazy collecting pollen.  They were digging around and at times almost "disappearing" inside it.

Very cool to see!


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  1. A great picture of your lovely ladies! It's good to see that your Farm has an abundant variety of plants for bees.
    Is that a bull nettle that they are harvesting from?

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    1. I'm not sure, I googled it and we do have those in the pictures but not sure if this is the same thing. There is definitely an abundance of stuff for them. I just hope it all makes the honey taste good, ha.

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    1. It's very entrancing for sure....

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  3. Happy little Bees!
    Great to see that the bees are doing what they should be doing; working hard at it and having a good time as well I'm sure.
    I think Bull Nettles get small white flowers but not for certain, but looking at the picture; that plant sure does look wicked with them thorns

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    1. Thanks, they were happy for sure. There ARE some crazy thorns....

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  4. Lovely. It looks as if they are almost drunk on that nectar.

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    1. Yes, they were flying a little slower afterwards, ha .

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  5. Yellow Thistle/Bull Thistle/Cirsium Horridulum... all those names! Valuable for bees.

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    1. I think that's it. Thanks! Good to know, I won't take them down if I can avoid it.

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  6. When I saw your title, I thought of that song from Enchanted, love it! And love the picture of the bees. Becca

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    1. GREAT movie. Loved it and honestly that did come to mind as well.

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  7. How marvelous.....do you make Mead?

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    1. Well we haven't harvested honey yet (should be this season) and haven't done any mead making but I'm thinking that could be in our future.

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  8. I'm glad Ariadne's thriving! Long live the Queen!

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