Beautiful Peach tree blossoms

Beautiful Peach tree blossoms

Here are some of my peach tree blossoms.  Many pollen producing anthers surround the female stigma.  Once pollen has been transferred to the stigma, pollination…

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Petal Snow!

Petal Snow!

My early yellow plum is loosing its petals.  I call it petal snow.  Because of the very cold weather, I doubt that we will get…

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Timing of bees emergence with bloom

Timing of bees emergence with bloom

This morning Ron W. emailed me some great questions.  I am a bit confused on the subject of timing my bees emergence with my fruit…

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Starter Cottages used as release boxes in yurts.

Starter Cottages used as release boxes in yurts.

Starter Cottages, available from my on-line Beediverse.com web site, are by far the best little box for use as a release box/emergence box.  I have…

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Crab-apple blossoms in Langley orchard April 12 2011

Crab-apple blossoms in Langley orchard April 12 2011

 Crab apple blossoms in bloom.    The yellow anthers hold the pollen in readiness for insect to collect.  Insects move  the pollen amongst the…

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Plum blossoms, Vancouver 10th April 2011

Plum blossoms, Vancouver 10th April 2011

 This 20 year old yellow plum has the most profuse blossoms.  Unfortunately, when it is in bloom, like this year, temperatures are cold and it…

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