Bees

Pollen

What a joy it is to see the bees enjoy the comfrey.

I recently read a post on Trevor’s Kitchen Garden which inspired me to spend a few minutes standing by my comfrey patch, observing. As Trevor said, comfrey is an invaluable garden plant, as well as being a very powerful medicinal herb. Over the years we’ve done various different things with it on Garraí Glas, a tv show I present about growing your own food, and the new series we’re filming at present will look more at its medicinal value.

Honey

But the bees. Wow, they love it. The patch hummed with life as dozens of bees flew from flower to flower, loading up on pollen. Their ‘pollen baskets’ (am I the only one who’s heard that term? Is there another?) bulged with the good stuff. I’m dreaming about the honey they’re going to make.

Pollen

So here’s to a summer for the bees, those great pollinators and makers of sweet honey. Here’s to allowing plants to go to seed so that there are more flowers for them, to leaving blossoms outside rather than in a vase, to thinking about wildlife when we plan our garden.

And happy sunny days, all.

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5 Responses to Bees

  1. My comfrey is just about to come into flower! And the bees are suddenly about too.

  2. Dee Sewell says:

    Well captured Sile, so difficult to photograph bees! Mine’s flowering too and ditto your sentiments, here’s to a summer full of bees!

  3. Kate says:

    Pictiúir áille! Kx

  4. Deirdre says:

    Wow! Pictiúir iontacha! Fair play! Dee. xx

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