What happens after the Blackberry flow?by Ruhl Bee on 07/13/13
Now the Blackberry nectar flow is pretty much behind us, what is left for the bees to forage? We will explore this over the next few weeks. Of course, this is just a feeble excuse to take pictures of bees on flowers, but we just can't help it. Honeybees love leeks. Part of the onion and garlic family,they make a fabulous source of forage if you let them go to seed. In the Willamette Valley, they overlap with the blackberry flow but are still going strong in July when the blackberry flow is in fast decline. As you can see in the image (right), they are a beautiful addition to the garden.