April 18, 2006 – Bees Finally Working

Now that spring is here and things are starting to bloom all over, the bees are out in force after waiting patiently all winter.

Here’s a bee on a plum tree. The tree was abuzz with insects, mostly on the lee side of the tree to stay out of the wind. The unbottled fragrance spilled downwind from the tree.

Even the less showy maple flowers were attracting the bees, although not in this picture.

2 thoughts on “April 18, 2006 – Bees Finally Working

  1. See the little yellow pollen saddle bags on this bee’s back legs? This is the protein for the queen and larvae.

    The High Hopes Beekeeper.

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