Alder Bushes and Birch Trees Can Provide Pollen for Honey Bees

June 15th, 2017.

I’ve written about Alder Bushes before as one of the honey bee friendly flowers in Newfoundland, but I’ve never posted any video of honey bees on alder bushes. So here it is:

October 2019 Postscript: These video clips and photos were taken on my cell phone at a time when I was just beginning to emerge from the cave I’d been living in since December 2016. The medical community calls it Post-Concussion Syndrome. It’s about as much fun as it sounds. The best therapy, better than any physical and neurological therapy, was being outside. In silence. With my bees. Whenever there was a calm in my neurological symptoms, I went outside to enjoy it while I could. I’m slowly digging through those cell phone videos and posting them when I can.

3 thoughts on “Alder Bushes and Birch Trees Can Provide Pollen for Honey Bees

  1. Always thought of alders as a nuisance, popping up in the fields etc. That was before we had bees!
    Now we “manage” them better.

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