My name is Dr Margriet Dogterom and am the founder and owner of Beediverse. I write this blog for all who love bees and who want to learn more about these wonderful creatures.
Today (April 13th) I decided to send you a photo titled “First Blossom”. It is a photo of our apricot blossoms in the popcorn stage with one blossom opening. This year has been a cooler spring so our apricot blossoms are 2 to 3 weeks later than previous years, which hopefully is a good thing. For the past 2 years our blossoms opened early & froze from the spring frosts so we have had a smaller crop of apricots. This year we wish for a mild spring, good pollination & a bountiful harvest.
We have scheduled to attend 10 Ambleside Farmer’s markets starting on May 22 & 5 Kitsilano Farmer’s markets starting on June 26. ( Ambercott Acres sells a host of organic products: apples, garlic, a variety of dried products (sun dried apricots, mixed dried fruit, dried apples, sun dried plums, vegetable medley, sun dried tomatoes, mixed fruit rolls, cinnamon apple carrot crumble, herbal tea blend, autumn spice, bay leaves), & a variety of jams (apricot, ginger pear, crab apple jelly, mulberry) spiced crab apples, walnuts and apricot kernels.
Here’s wishing you well.