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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 17 7:59 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Sounds good.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 17 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bees on rosemary and a rogue flowering hogweed plant today, along with the usual gorse. There's quite a few dandelions about but no bees on them yet. First flowers on the blackthorn but again, no bees on them.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 17 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Found a huge queen wasp in the bedroom this afternoon. Bad choice of attempted nesting site.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 17 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I haven't seen any dandelions about here yet, although there are a fair few daisies. No doubt we will have to redirect any queen bumble bees and hornets up in the woods soon to prevent them nesting in the wrong places, like in our store and work shelters.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 17 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bees still often on the gorse and over the last couple of weeks we've seen them on blackthorn and dandelions, but not that often. Goat willow is out but too high to see what is on it, we also have large bay tree flowering and I think I saw a couple of honey bees on it. Sometimes it's hard to see what type of bee is on things as we have such a wide range of bumble, solitary etc bees about the place.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 17 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They're on the honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida) and bluebells now.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 17 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A good number of bees are on a large ornamental cherry tree we inherited.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 17 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My brother keeps a hive in my backyard. Noticed they were coming home with blue pollen yesterday, which was pretty fun.

I'm guessing scilla?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 17 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

m n m's?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 17 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yesterday they found the clematis motana, probably 'alba', and the crab apples.

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