I do like bees, bees, bees, bees! I love to watch them, and I love what good they do. More recently I have been inspired by blogs such as this lovely one by Deborah Delong all about urban bee keeping, and am trying to learn more about all types of bees.
After a glass of wine with a friend, talk of bees started (is this quite normal?) :-), and this particular friend (who is a keen horticulturist) asked whether I was aware that bees don’t actually access the nectar in fuchsias by going into the centre, rather they bite in from the side and go straight to the source! I was fascinated by this information and have been following them around the fuchsia bushes trying to see this behaviour, and to get a photo……
I was very happy that after quite a lot of hunting, I managed to get this photo!
It’s amazing what you can see when you actually look closely…… There are signs of this activity all over my fuchsias 🙂
Happy planting 🙂