Saturday, 8 August 2015
Saturday Photo: Proof the Bees Were out
I had feared that last year's dismal crop was due to an absence of bees to pollinate the pear blossoms, a very sad thought. The alternate hypothesis centers on the fact that the week the trees were in bloom coincided with a sudden cold snap. Perhaps teh bees were dissuaded from flying around by the weather, I thought hopefully.
But this year the weather was fine when the trees bloomed, and the fruit set was good. Now the only thing is to hope that I can pick faster than the squirrels can eat.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom