Copper Bee Apiary

A garden apiary in Whittlesford, Cambridge, UK - honey bees and their beekeeper Hilary van der Hoff.

The Apiary in August

As pictured here, you can see that the garden is a mess, but we enjoy a nice Sunday breakfast watching the bees.

It is late Summer and the availability of forage in the garden (for the bees at least) is reducing, but there are still some flowers around. The bees' favourite thing is the Echinops:

And they continue to forage on the remaining raspberry flowers, but most of those are now turning to fruit:

The bees are on watermint:

And on marjoram:

This forager was collecting pollen from a Japanese anemone. Look at that nice full pollen basket:

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