Monday, March 26, 2012

The Bees

The Bees are out in full force. You can hear a low hum before you even get close to the fruit trees. 

We are very fortunate that these little pollinators are plentiful here on the farm. We use very few pesticides and with so many pollen sources  they return the favor by pollinating our crops. I think it also helps that we have hay fields on three sides and forest behind our property. I think without the modern row crops  being sprayed regularly in close proximity the bees remain healthy and the population high. I think it also helps that I plant lots of flowers and herbs that attract them. 

How's the bee population on your homestead?

Blessings from The Holler

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  1. I was setting out under our crab apple tree today doing some work and you could her them working away!

  2. We saw our first bumble bee of the season last exciting! I find it quite calming to hear the bees buzzing and working.

  3. I've seen the bumble bees patrolling the yard. :o)


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