#30DaysWild Day 19 Where are the bees?

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Bee on Yellow Rattle (c) Sally Hutt 19 June 2019

We’ll crunch no apples this autumn
for the blossom will  not be transformed
by the work of our friends the bees.

I haven’t seen a bee this year ─
last Spring the farmer did his worst
One Sunday on the quiet
he turned his lethal illegal spray
onto the growing corn.
The corn it grew and grew and grew
but I haven’t seen a bee this May.

We’ll crunch no apples this autumn
for the blossom, late appearing,
will  not be transformed
by the work of our friends the bees.

(c) Vivienne Blake 12 May 2016

I am lucky to have an area of grassland left long for its wild flowers at the bank of my office.  With lots of orchids in flower it is looking particularly pretty at the moment and the bee in the photo was visiting lots of yellow rattle flowers at lunchtime today.  Those of you that have followed Mum’s blog for a while may remember that we bought an apple tree for Jock’s 80th birthday which is in our garden.  It was in a pot for a number of years but I did plant it out with some of Mum’s ashes and it has lots of small apples growing this year so we must have had enough bees in our garden.

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1 Response to #30DaysWild Day 19 Where are the bees?

  1. belocchio says:

    This year we planted one half of our large vegetable garden with flowers specifically for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. We live in the country and know how important the bees are to our planet. Most of the farms around us grow organic products so it is doubly necessary to help where we can. Cheers Virginia

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