Friday, February 23, 2007

Feeding the bees

Now that I know the Honey Bees are awake I know they need food.
I took a dish garden out for them.
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Deb said...

What a gorgeous photograph - oh the colours! so lovely to see after looking at so much white here at home!

Q said...

Hi Deb,
I do need flowers around all year long! The forcing of the Hyacinths has been fun and cheerful! This is the first year for Hyacinths for me. Usually I do Tulips, Paperwhites and Daffodiles. I shall be doing the Hyacinths again now that I know the early Honey Bees like them. After the flowers finish up I let the leaves stay on the bulb and ripen. Come April I will plant the bulb for next year's blooming.
I am bringing the dish garden in at night as it is still too cold outside for flowers. I do like feeding the bees!

Chrissie said...

Do your hyacinths smell as beautiful as they look :-) I have some bulbs just peeping about the ground but no flowers yet,(and still no bees)

Q said...

Dear Chris,
The Hyacinths do smell wonderful. The house has the natural scent of spring right from the flowers. The tulips inside are coming along too. They are not as heavily scented as the Hyacinths.
Spring bulbs are so lovely. You will be seeing blooms before long I bet. Bees will be about too. I like bees alot. The Honey Bee is my favorite of the bees.

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
I too love the relationship of flower and bee!
I also am so very pleased to have seen the bee and thought of putting one of the dish gardens out for the bees. Some flowers do not have bee nectar as they are sterile. The forced bulbs do have some food and is reinforcement to continue doing what I am doing!
Having the bee as my new sign of spring is very exciting!
Knowing the photos are inspiring for you is the smile I am grateful for. Thank you!