Summer flowers all at once...

Summer blossom

Wild flowers near Maidenhead apiary

The summer nectar flow began in the second week of June and everything seems to have bloomed at once! Clover, lime trees, blackberry, thistles, knapweed, chestnut and numerous other sources for the bees to forage on.  Unfortunately we have had very little rain so the flowers are drying up and not much nectar has been produced.  This means the summer flow will probably finish early, possibly even in the next couple of weeks.

Honey bee on knapweedHoney bee on knapweed










Field of thistles in bloomField of thistles in bloom near Maidenhead apiary.
Borage in bloom
Borage in bloom

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