Wednesday, May 14, 2014

living like bees in clover

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,—
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do
If bees are few.
—Emily Dickinson

Not much time for reverie these days, but luckily we have lots of bees and clover around the farm!

bumble bee
The crimson clover is blooming in the north field, and it looks amazing. Apparently the bees think so, too.


Ever since Vladimir, one of my neighboring farmers, brought his bees to Headwaters, I've been finding honey bees everywhere. In the greenhouse, in the field, on my irrigation lines. (They love the leaky connectors—they're bright yellow and also provide drinking water when the irrigation system is on.)

honey bee on a pepper plant

who wouldn't love this?

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