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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Flowers and Bees

Here are some of our very welcome friends, the bees. Every morning they are busy on our lavender. They love the lavender, stargazer lillies, and our butterfly bush.

Bees play an important role in agriculture in our area. In Oregon and Washington apple, pear, cherry, and other crops depend on bees to spread the pollen tree to tree and flower to flower each spring. Much of this is accomplished through beekeepers and their "hired bees". The beekeepers ferry their bee colonies from location to location.

Over the last few years there have been problems with honey bee colonies dying off around the country. Hopefully our busy friends will again establish themselves and continue their vital roles of pollination.


Steve Buser said...

Good bee shots.

Columbo said...

I thought I would give Bees the credit they deserve.

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