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Hurray! The bees have arrived...

Category: My Garden | Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:29 pm

Well, It's April 7th and the bees seem to have come awake from their dormancy. I caught this Bumble Bee Pollinating the peach tree I had wrapped with frost cloth in my previous blog...

Bees have arrived, finally... ( photo / image / picture from SevenTooMany's Garden )

I even saw some honey bees I couldn't catch with the camera at the peach blooms. Now it's only a matter of time before they find the cherry blooms and begin pollinating there...

Cherry tree blooms impatiently waiting for bees... ( photo / image / picture from SevenTooMany's Garden )

I have to say I was a little paranoid about whether or not the bees were going to return while the blooms were still viable so I enlisted my girlfriend's tiny artist's paintbrush and was making my rounds with a swirl to the peach, cherry, and plum trees we have. I don't know if I'm as talented as the bees are at distributing pollen though. Well, all seems to be good with the universe for now - it's just a matter of time before I see if any fruits begin to develop...

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Frank wrote on Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:46 am:

I guess it could be said you were 'painting' nature :)

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