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Monday, 9 December 2013

Honey bees on Rosemary.

 The Rosemary bushes have been flowering for a while but yesterday was the first time we saw the honey bees foraging on them this season.



 Temperatures remain mild with lots of activity.

 The hive entrance. 

The bumble bees have been foraging on the winter Jasmine, it is in full flower now.

 There are several honey bees exploring but they only stop briefly where the flower has dropped off.

 The winter Jasmine has long trumpet shaped flowers and the honey bees cannot reach its nectar.

When the flower drops off this remains and this is where I have seen the bees stopping briefly.
Perhaps when the bees resume pollen gathering next year they will find the Jasmine more useful.

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