IN addition to always keeping fresh water in the yard to keep your bees and other creatures from thirst in the summer heat, one of the things that changes when you start keeping bees, is that you become keenly aware of almost anything that is blooming as a possible food for your hives.
Right now, despite the drought, Magnolias are still blooming and the bright colors of Crepe Myrtles have never looked so sweet in my life before. Tallow trees are also blooming along with a few grasses and clovers.
The buckwheat that we planted a few weeks ago is still growing, despite the heat, and although small, is starting to blossom along our drive. That should give them a little something to snack on as well.
|One of Luba's honey bees on capped honey|
|Crepe Myrtle Blossoms|