“The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him Is aristocracy.” ~ Emily Dickinson
I found this piece on honeybees by Lynne Eley, Colorado Master GardenerSM, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, Denver. Honeybees It says a lot about them in a short piece.
So much one could write about honeybees. So much research to do first. I’m considering becoming a suburban beekeeper next year. Honey farmer, apiarist, honey producer farmer, pollination bee keeper, queen producer. So many different areas. What I really want is to attract more bees to my yard, to my neighborhood. And hopefully produce some honey as well.
I have planted many sunflower varieties and my front yard is a wild mix of those among echinacea, rudbeckia, cosmos, hollyhocks, coreopsis, Jupiter’s Beard, asters, cornflower, butterfly bush and golden yarrow. You see, I’ve been removing more and more grass and continually widening the flower beds. My gardens are a constant buzz of excitement! As the bees move from one flower to another, the Tiger Swallowtails are fluttering around, while the warblers and finches enjoy the abundance of seeds.
But honeybees, they say, are dying off and disappearing! Oh how can that be? And why? So off I am to research more about it and will report back at a later time.
And thanks to all the honeybees for the delicious local honey that I used to make the Honey Peach jam last night! Es schmeckt gut!