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Green Desert for Bees in Essex

Agricultural Tractor sowing Wheat
Image©Robert Clare 2015 Black-headed gulls following tractor sowing wheat

Keeping bees in Essex

Living opposite a field and keeping bees it is always nice to know what crop is being sown.
This year it is wheat. So my bees are going to have to fly further and use up more energy to find suitable nectar and pollen sources. Lack of forage for bees in the countryside is a problem. The lack of wildflowers is not helping the situation either. In past years the main flowering bee friendly crops around Copford have been Oil Seed Rape, Borage, and some Mustard. I hope the bees can find some ! Did you know it takes about 556 worker bees to produce 1 pound of raw honey from about 2 million flowers. You can help by planting some bee friendly plants in your garden.