Mary Beth: One warm day last week I wondered why my bees hadn’t visited the witch hazel. Seemed weird that they would pass up this opportunity to gather pollen from the only plant in bloom in the garden. Well, yesterday I wondered no more. They were giddy with it. It was a pollen party for the hive and probably the first taste of pollen for all the new bees that emerged from their cells over the winter.
Why it took them a week to find it, I don’t know. Maybe the pollen wasn’t ready for the bees, or perhaps the bees weren’t ready for the pollen. If only I could peek into those little brains!