The Oh-Niners

24 Feb

Gathering crocus pollen

Gathering crocus pollen

The Spring pollen rush is on!

“The accounts of the abundance of gold in that territory are of such extraordinary character as would scarcely command belief were they not corroborated by authentic reports of officers in the public service.”
President James Polk, 1848

And neither would I believe it if I didn’t witness with my very own eyes the overloaded pollen baskets on at least 40% of workers returning to the hive. Elm pollen, crocus pollen, and undoubtedly more which my undiscerning human eyes can’t yet parse.

Welcome to the boom, girls.


2 Responses to “The Oh-Niners”

  1. Steven February 24, 2009 at 7:45 pm #

    Must be nice! Here in New England (MA) there is still snow on the ground!

    I will be a new beekeeper this season – the package arrives in April. Time to get my woodware all ready!

  2. Gracie February 25, 2009 at 5:40 am #

    Oh that bee looks like it’s pure ecstasy in that flower!

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