Gary picked the harvest yesterday, three eggplant (two varieties) and one lemon cucumber. This year, amazingly, hundreds of wild honey bees are pollinating the lemon cucumbers. They dive deep into the flower to get the pollen. A small pleasure had me watching them marveling at the resilience of nature. In many other locations I also see wild honey bees, when years past I saw none.
Beekeeper honey this year is thin, very thin. I say to beekeepers let the bees have the honey, they need it. I'm not a beekeeper any longer but the winter was long and harsh, spring barely there, now summer wet with little pollen produced. Nectar is scarce. Don't take from the bees who've provided year after year so generously. Let them have their due. Today I'll be at the farmers market from 7a to 1p. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.