Wednesday, April 13, 2016

BEEware of dandelions!

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I just learned today that dandelions provide early food for bees.  I never even thought about bees when I pulled two from near my front door the other day.  I am sooo sorry, guys.  I won’t destroy any more.  Spread that wonderful pollen, and create your delicious honey that we love.

So now we have been home (yay!) for just over a week, and had a few visiting family members here and a couple of birthday parties to celebrate.  More on those later.
Lynne, moi, Macey, Haley, Ansley, and Beth had a great time touring beautiful Gibbs Gardens last Tuesday.  This place is definitely on the list for a return visit.

Company is now gone, MM is back to fixing equipment of all sorts, and clearing a field for some friends.  And I now need to get back to my Moho emptying and cleaning duties.  Blah…that’s no fun, but its gotta get done, and I’m the woman for the job.  Clearing fields…men’s work.  Check.

Have yourselves a dandy day, and do your part to take care of our honey bee population!


Sandee said...

Without bees life would be so very different.

I'm glad you're home and settling back in. I'll bet the kitties are happy to have all the extra room too.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs to you and my very best to those sweet kitties. ♥♥♥

Joy said...

I recently read that about dandelions, too, so I'm leaving them alone. I want our bees to have plenty of food. Except the carpenter bees that are boring holes in my house. I want them to stop, or at least to go somewhere else. Anyway, it's great to have you home! And I bet you could clear a field with the best of them, if you wanted to. I know you don't want to, (neither do I) but I bet you could! :-)

Jean(ie) said...

Mason bees are good too! They are awesome pollinators. People up here build little mason bee houses for them to do their thing. Welcome home!

Barb said...

Everything sounds fine and dandy... except don't get stung by the bees... especially if you're allergic... Like me. :/

I know you're enjoying being back in Mayberry. But seriously? Didn't you just get back from LAST YEAR? Time is zipping on by!

big hugs xoxo

Paul Pietrangelo said...

I'm very happy that the both of you are back home safe & sound. I'm glad also that you didn't get stung by those bees.
Have a beeing of a day Sandy. See ya.

Cruisin Paul

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I have often noticed that bees (bumblebees in particular) love dandelions :) and it also makes for great photo ops.

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Haley D. said...

Thank you for helping me feel better about all the weeds, I mean WILDFLOWERS, in my yard. Remember how Macey used to call dandelions "wishes?"