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The apple blossoms have exploded and our girls are busy working.

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The orchard is in all its spring glory right now...

 

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And my little honeybees are taking full advantage. 

 


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All of the honeybees you see foraging for nectar and pollen are females.  The few male drones of the colony are lazing around in the hive, eating honey they didn't make and hoping for a chance to mate.  But the girls are flying for miles, making countless trips to and from the hive to empty the pollen sacs (yellow on their legs) and to empty out the nectar they've collected only to head out for more.  

 

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Of course, they love the apple trees...

 


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...but the redbuds are alive with honeybees as well right now.

 

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Plenty of food around the Gray compound these days...

 

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...for all our working girls.

 

Comments

Anique

Stunning photos 😍! I absolutely love the background and color with redbuds.

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