Sunday, 17 November 2013

Bees Bees Bees and Other Things

Still only two hives but now we have lots of bees.  On a sunny warm day like today our valley is humming. Every plant with flowers has bees on it. They have already been to our peach trees that now have more fruit set than ever. Here are a few of the plants that the bees are visiting today.

The most interesting thing is that an insect has drilled the Borage flowers near the base and the bees are going there for the nectar instead of down the flower.

Yesterday we also saw a Common Green Gecko by the drive. Nice to know that we have them.

Borage showing holes in flower base

Borage and bee

Kanuka

Rengarenga

Rengarenga

Greanium

Borage and Echium

Echium & Daisies

Bee in Fejoa

Fejoa

Potato

Bees carrying pollen

Manuka

Daisies

Potato

Calendula

Elder Berry

Rocket