Monday, June 02, 2014

Spanish Lavender for the honey bees

I grow a lot of lavender. It is pretty but I really grow it for the honey bees. Wherever I need pollination, there is a lavender. They seem to know the minute it flowers. This old, large Spanish Lavender is the first to flower. The bees absolutely love it. The plant is right outside the greenhouse door to bring bees right to the door and then there are flowers on the inside to bring them in to the tomatoes, or citrus, or whatever needs bees!! There were bees all over it but I think I only managed to get three in these pictures. They're pretty zippy.

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