Beekeeping Bees

Lavender Bees

 Lavender bees

This week is the peak of lavender season here at Tilly’s Nest. Lavender and bees go hand in hand.

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Purple is a favorite color of bees and the lavender is simply divine to these girls.
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They flit quickly from flower to flower sipping nectar. The lavender is a nectar source.
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Did you know that lavender is a wonderful pest repellent in the beehive to pests that plague bees?
Bees love lavender. Their predators in the hives not so much.
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It’s amazing to think that all these lavender blooms are visited by these girls.
Honeybees visit approximately 50 to 100 flowers each trip before returning back to the hive.
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This one has her proboscis out to sip the nectar from the lavender. Can you see it?
I love watching the lavender and bees come alive with dizzying activity.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

 

  • They are such hard workers. And fascinating. I need to get more lavender!

  • I love reading about your bees. I don't have any so I can live vicariously as a bee keeping through you!

  • Such pretty photos! I went to a lavender farm several years ago and the bees were all over the blooms. We want to plant some lavender of our own for our bees but haven't gotten around to it yet. Hopefully next year!

  • What amazing shots yes I do see her proboscis! Happy harvesting to all creatures!