October to December

 

 


October As the nights draw in the bee colony is prepared for winter. The Ivy flower is the last opportunity for the foragers to collect some provisions to see the colony through until the following spring. A wall of Ivy flowers in a sunny position will be alive with bees at this time of year. Along with them will be wasps and possibly hornets desperate to collect the last sweetness of the year.

 



November and December These are the cold dark months of winter. As the shortest day brings all activity to a halt. The bees wait must survive on the fruits of their summer labour. The stored honey and pollen harvested in the summer must last until the fresh blossoms of spring can replenish their dwindling stores.

 

Oct-Dec Flower Photos

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Ivy

Ivy