Posts Tagged ‘honeybees’

Happy New Year from the Creatures of Fernwoods

The creatures of Fernwoods look forward to 2014! Happy New Year to you and yours.  Clockwise from upper left: Blackberry, bunny, Jack, deer, honeybee, barred owl

Honeybees bringing home the groceries

75 degrees and Sunshine! Sunshine has been rare this summer, but finally we’ve had a good stretch of warmth. Pitifully, this year we consider 72 degrees warm. The bees are not slacking off. We’re hoping for a bountiful honeyola harvest this year.

Hungry Honeybees discover red-flowering currant

The honeybee hives are close by and when it’s warm enough for them to leave the hive I can usually find a few feeding on the pretty pink blossoms of red-flowering currant, Ribes sanguineum. I dug out our old Nikon Coolpix 4500 and captured this macro shot. I love that camera, it’s slow, but is […]

HoneyOla! The bees are working it

I look through my studio window and it’s a joy to see so many happy bees buzzing about. Last year they didn’t do so good. But it seems this year they’re thriving. Because of the cold, damp spring they got a late start, but the blackberry blossoms seem to be full of nectar (unlike last […]