Monday, 13 May 2013
My trip to London gave me the chance to see how much sooner the growing season starts compared to back home in the North East of England. The photo above is of a cherry tree in blossom. Below is a crab apple tree. Both are in Crystal Palace. Having spent 2 years as a beekeeper, I am now much more aware of how important the blossom is, not just to fruit production, but to the honey crop as well. Blossom is a major source of nectar and pollen for the bees. Back in the North East, the blossom will be with us in large quantities soon, so I'm looking forward to the bees being our in large numbers in the coming weeks.