Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bee on Thyme Flowers


I can't remember which thyme this is - french, I think, but the bees found it as soon as it bloomed and every day I see a few on it. 

The bees also like the horehound flowers.    And I expect they'll be all over the lavender. 

UPDATE:  I see bees on the horehound all the time.   I have not seen a single bee on the now flowering lavender.   I'm surprised.

Note:  This pic was way better before blogger did its thing to it.   I'd say blogger cuts the pic quality by a good 20-30%.  I've noticed it before.  I wonder what the deal is. 

3 comments:

  1. How far do the bees travel from their hive?

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    1. They like to stay within one mile, but they'll travel further if they need to . A 4 mile radius from the hive is not uncommon.

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  2. I don't think our thyme is flowering yet, but that reminds me that I need to harvest my lavender if I want to make wands.

    I mostly post my iPhone photos to Blogger so I don't notice the decrease in quality. I've not figured out how to make the photos appear much larger (like they do on Amber's blog, for example).

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