Day 18 – Auricula’s Garden Spring KAL 2021

So far I’ve seen 3 bees in our garden and they have been huge! I’ve learned the scientific name today: Bombus hortorum. What a great name. Sounds like a Harry Potter character and rather befits such a large, scruffy being I think. Don’t be fooled by the fact it bobs around and looks quite dozy though; he or she can have a tongue that is up to the length of its body and it’s working hard with the flowers and doing such a valuable job. They don’t make as much honey as some other bees but they are still precious. I hope they will like this year’s offerings from our garden lupins, foxgloves, borage and delphiniums.

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