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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Apple picking

We share the orchards with all manner of creatures. Some great and some small. One creature that is intimately associated with an orchard is the bee. In the spring they harvest the nectar and pollinate the flowers - they make the apples possible! In the autumn, when the apples are ripe and fall to the ground, the bees harvest the sweet apple itself.

All the local orchids have bee hives to help with the pollination and several harvest the honey and sell it. Apple blossom honey is wonderful!

1 comment:

  1. There are still a few honey bees left here where I live but most of the flowers are spent now. I like your clean shot of this bee.


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