Posted: 07/07/2012 at 20:43
We keep bees and do our best to provide plenty of plants they like. At the moment the weather is so bad that they are not coming out that much. We have to make sure they have plenty of stores (honey) to keep them going. Three times this year they have made honey but have had to eat it themselves as it is cold and wet. We are just hoping we are able to keep them alive in the hope of better weather. Time is running out for this summer. We also try not to cut our grass very much as it is food for the bees. There are many bees out there not only honey bees. Something that grows well here is burdock. The bees love the flowers and in the winter the goldfinches have plenty of food as well.