Flowers and Bees

Friday, April 22nd 2011

As the Easter weekend starts the glorious weather has brought lots of visitors to the reserve.  This bench is perfectly situated to watch the butterflies and bees coming to the frothy flowers of the Blackthorn hedge.

Blackthorn in flower

Another tree in full flower at the moment is Bird Cherry.

Bird Cherry raceme

These lovely white racemes are hanging from every branch.

As you may be aware, the bees have been on their holidays whilst a new observation hive has been installed.  Last night David and Sandra, the beekeepers who look after them, brought the bees back to their new home.  You can see, below, how the hive has doubled in size, giving the bees plenty of space to do their thing!

Observation Beehive

Foxglove Covert is open throughout all the Easter weekend.  We look forward to seeing you here.


(1) Comments:

MARTIN FLANAGAN responded on 24th Apr 2011 with...

I visited today and was really interested in what the beekeeper was doing and the information he gave me Thanks


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