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

 

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