Friday, March 14, 2014

Thank you bees....

     A few years ago I would have swatted at a bee anywhere near me. Then I learned more about how necessary bees are and how much my vegetables and trees need them. I began gardening in earnest, reading everything I could find on the subject. My love affair with bees was born and I could finally appreciate these amazing insects.

      This morning as I was out in the garden preparing for my chores the sound of buzzing was overwhelming. Though many of the plants in our yard have not begun to bud our nectarine tree is in full bloom. The bees were overjoyed. I now have two nectarine trees and I knew that the bees were hard work making sure I'd have some cross pollinations happening.

     Yes, the sound of bees no longer alarms me. The little insects bring a smile to my face and remind me to plant some more companion flowers this year near our vegetable beds. I want all the bees our little yard can attract helping me make this garden the best it can be!

2 comments:

  1. Amazing little creatures aren't they? I'd love to have a hive at some point but that will have to wait. I am planning on ordering a Mason bee house. They pollinate as well but don't sting so much safer with kiddos around!

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    1. Ooh, I hadn't heard of a Mason Bee House but I will go check it out. I've wanted a hive, and I have a spot far away in my yard, but I haven't taken the plunge. I love the BeeHaus by Omlet.

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