Monday, April 19, 2010

Pollinators in the Apple Blossoms

The apple trees are bursting into bloom and we are happily hosting an abundance of pollinators too! These little honey bees can't get enough of the sweet apple blossom nectar and busily harvest from tree to tree and bloom to bloom.

We have about nine apple trees on the farm. The oldest is about 80 years old and most likely planted when the house was built it 1930. Part of it is an old time gravenstein and part of the old tree is a yellow translucent. The apples are delicious. We also have golden delicious, gala, jonathan, fuji and more gravenstein.

We'll plan to keep the little honey bees busy for a while with all of the fruit trees. This fall, plan to stop by for a fresh picked apple treat!

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