Category Archives: Nectar Flow

The Honey and the Ivy

Autumn approaches and the first of the ivy flowers are being visited by bees in warm sunny corners.  Ivy nectar flows can be heavy in these parts and can form an important addition to winter stores.  Some maintain that ivy … Continue reading

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The Season Begins

After a long and unusually cold second half of winter, the hedgerows are finally turning green as the hawthorn shows its leaves. Distant willows have a misty appearance as their leaves too sprout forth.  The warmer weather and the spring … Continue reading

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