On the way home

On our way home from Kentish Town this afternoon, we passed this fabulous front garden absolutely full of lavender and bees. A and M were entranced and were convinced that they spotted some bees from our hives!

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We also spotted these buds on the local ivy. Ivy is vital for providing nectar for the hives’ winter stores. As it usually flowers in September and October it is one of the last nectar sources in the year. Most beekeepers are happy to leave ivy honey to the bees as apparently it tastes pretty unpleasant.

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