Monday, 3 June 2013

Bees Wont Be Happy

The first two days of June have got the month of to an excellent start with some long sunny spells and feeling warm.

I'm not going to be popular with the bees this week. My overwintered green manure which is a mixture of winter tares and phacelia is flowering well and the bees adore it.

The green manure has done a good job of preventing any weeds growing but this bed needs to be dug over ready for planting out this year’s runner beans and sweet corn. The green manure will have to go and the bees find some pollen from elsewhere. I admit to feeling a little guilt just strimming this crop down when the bees are so obviously enjoying it. They’ll get a couple of more days of feasting though as my runner beans won't be ready to plant out until next week.

Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


  1. Now that's a dilemma!!!

    1. Perhaps I could find another spot for my runners? The green manure has survived for another couple of days lucky bees.


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