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Now there's a thing

Honey bee on blossom When the bees were first set free on Saturday they were quite happy with the cherry tree right next to them for nectar and a little pollen. It's quite a big tree. It's in full blossom. So it seems obvious that with the short distance they have to fly to get cherry food it has to be on the menu. It was on Saturday but it isn't today. Yes there were a few bees on it earlier when i went out to take a photo of them, but it was hard to find them in comparison to Saturday. They seem mostly to be flying off against the wind and in the opposite direction! Clearly they have found something of far greater nutitional interest.

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Posted by David on Monday 28 April 2008 - 17:04:12 |printer friendly