|Apis Mellifera (Western Honey Bees) drinking nectar from our Rosemary.|
Can you spot the proboscis?
Spring is in the air here in the Sonoran desert. Flowers are just beginning to bloom, nurseries are filling their yards with gardeners delights and we have just about reached the perfect temperature of 70 degrees. For us, the coming signs of spring arrive with the bees who, by the hundreds, come out to gather nectar from our newly blooming rosemary. As we noticed that in our immediate vicinity only our rosemary was attracting such a large amount of bees, Kat came up with her spark of a question...
If bees only gather their pollen from one primary source, would the next generation of bees want to go for just those flowers?