Pollen feed-frenzy

I can’t stress enough the value of having an experienced mentor when you take on beekeeping. I had never considered putting pollen out for our girls until prompted by my #Hivesforheroes mentor, Scott Steele. At first I put the pollen he gave me out just to be polite, so when he asked if I hadContinue reading “Pollen feed-frenzy”

A rare bee siting

While enjoying the blooms of a buddleia I noticed this lovely bee on one of the flower clusters. The bright green of the bee and soft lavender of the flowers were a beautiful compliment to each other. And for once nature cooperated, the green bee sitting still while I fished out my phone to getContinue reading “A rare bee siting”

Why the carrot is (usually) orange

I recently sowed a row of carrots and had only Cosmic Purple–a dark and richly purple-black root, come up from the seeds. Cosmic Purple is so dark it stains fingers for a day after being handled. it is a sweet, crisp, mid length carrot with a lovely top that also carries a purple tinge nearContinue reading “Why the carrot is (usually) orange”