My Wordsworth moment


At last.  I had a few trips down to the bees to-day hoping that it was warm enough to see something.  On the 3rd visit the excitement of the bees reacquainting themselves with their environment was almost palpable and certainly audible.   There was something so uplifting, the promise of things to come, of a new year and joy at surviving winter.  Those outside the hive could hardly be seen individually but the cloud of frenzied activity made Wordsworth’s oft quoted words come to mind ‘ a host of golden daffodils’ – no, far better a host of fluttering bees, mine to boot.

They have the potential for pollen – snowdrops close at hand, catkins and pink blossom – possibly a verbena or something?

Heartening activity at the hive.

Heartening activity at the hive.

Pollen source mid feb

Pollen source mid feb

More pollen?  Can't remember the name.

More pollen? Can't remember the name.

More pollen possibilities?

More pollen possibilities - catkin?

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About apiarylandlord

Definitely past it - whatever it was - I may have blinked and missed it. New to beekeeping and totally entranced by the experience. That is probably all you need to know until I work out how secure this blog is. Great fan of recycling - see ilovefreegle.org to find your local group. Save things from landfill. Pass on your surplus, locally, for free or ask for things you need in case you can have someone's cast off again for free.
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