Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Harvest festival


This display of flowers and produce from Saltaire's Canalside Allotments looked so colourful and inviting that I couldn't resist a photo. There was also an interesting display about honey bees; there are beehives right at the bottom of the lane. I know bees are vital to our social economy, as pollinators of crops. What I didn't know is that worker bees are all female, they only live for four to six weeks - and one bee will only produce about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime!  See more fun facts here.

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  1. I had no idea that the worker bees are all female, either.

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    1. The males are drones and are just there for the sex!

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  2. The English passion for gardens and allotments.

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  3. What a lovely composition, jennyfreckles.

    So, in bee world, the women do all the work and the men just have sex? I am putting in a new request for how I want to spend the next life.

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