Early honey bees

February 17, 2019

I was surprised today to see a lot of activity around the hives at our Banks reserve. looking closely the bees were carrying little yellow pollen sacks on their back legs -Where from in February? I hear you ask. Snowdrops i think, if you pick a few and bring them into the warmth they have a lovely fragrance. Crocusses are another possibility. I saw our barn owl get another vole the other day in broad daylight barn owls are very early nesters so its possible it was for a mate sitting on eggs     

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