Monthly Archives: April 2012
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 to bees when there is little else for them to forage on early spring. One day, this beautiful plant will be encouraged in lawn and gardens!
|In this field, many dandelions provide an abundance of food for bees
in early spring before apple blossoms appear (apple orchard in background).
Here is an article of great importance. It describes two studies with a commonly used pesticide that show a serious effects on bumble bee populations.