Dandelion flowers-food for bees!

Dandelion flowers-food for bees!

Here on the west coast of British Columbia, my favourite flower came out in abundance.  It is a wonderful plant that provides both pollen and nectar…

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Pieris japonica- early spring bloom

Pieris japonica- early spring bloom

You can’t beat this plant for being ready with nectar for early spring bees.  Here on the west coast of NA, the early blooming pieris…

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Colourful flowers feed an array of bumble bees.

Colourful flowers feed an array of bumble bees.

Today I stopped by a Oliver Woods Recreation centre in Nanaimo (BC Canada).  It is a beautiful facility. What really took my fancy were the…

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Blackberries- great eating or a pest?

Blackberries- great eating or a pest?

In July/August blackberries bloom and flowers provide great food for bees.  Blackberry flowers are great providers for bees.  They provide both nectar and pollen to…

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Wild fruit and pollination

Wild fruit and pollination

On Vancouver Island (British Columbia, Canada) there are all kinds of wild and native fruit that are edible. When I see fruit on native trees…

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Providing continuous bloom for bees -Joe S.

Providing continuous bloom for bees -Joe S.

In the spring, Joe S. and I chatted about providing continuous bloom for bees in his garden.  When one type of flower has finished blooming…

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