Sunday, 24 May 2015

Re-discovering the Bee plot pond.

Well as eve it has been a while for me posting but I am just going to get on with things and try and sort out some decent posts from the pics. I have.

First off I am taking you back not too far...just to Friday 22 May in fact when with a little help from the Boy and Trojan we again found a pond on the bee plot!!

overgrown pond
As you can see the pond area had got
a little out of hand. I like to leave
long grass round the edges when I
cut it bit it had gone a bit too wild
so measures had to be taken!!

bee hives, long grass, natural habitat
Here you can see the bee hives...well just!
These have been left with the long grass
to offer some protection from the elements
and a sense of privacy for the bees.

bird bath, bugs, messy water.
I think the bird bath could do with a
bit of a clean up!! I rather like this
photo though!

teenage help...or hindrance!?!?
Here is the boy hard at work, he was unaware
that I took the photo from inside the shed!!

Pond, wildlife, wind chimes, recycling
So here is the pond area all tidied up. I
didn't make it too tidy though but you
can now see what is around. A little more
tidying may be done but not too much.

Trojan, German Shepherd Collie x
Of course Trojan loved his time with us. Dogs
have to be kept 'under control' at the allotments
so he was tethered but had plenty of length
although he did tie himself up a couple of times!

honey bees.
Seens as we were at the bee plot I
thought I should get at least a couple
of bee photos. These two are just about
to go foraging.

Artificial swarm in nuc box
Of course I wasn't kitted up so
didn't go deep into the hive
but here is a pic of the bees
I split last week.
So that's it for this post...I figure short and sweet is best!! Come back tomorrow for a celebration or two!!


  1. I love that photo of Trojan. We have bees that look like honey bees nesting under our shed.

    1. Lots of people think they have honey bees Sue if you go here; you may have some look identifying it. Your other option is get your camera out and take a bunch of photos and I will have a good look for you!! I love that pic of Tro too!!

  2. Good post. It was a good look around. That first picture looks like my yard, except mine has junk all around it. My dad liked junk.

    1. I'm not so keen on junk Ratty although some would say I have junk around my pond...I don't though...I have 'features'!!

  3. sounds like a busy day. Obviously Trojan was simply wore out by the end of

    1. It was quite a busy day, I could quite happily have joined Tro for a snooze on the lawn!!

  4. How lovely to get some help on the plot, long gone are the days when my two would give me a hand. Love the photo of Trojan, all that fresh air must have knocked him out.

    1. My help is usually quite reluctant Jo but anything is better than nothing. Tro does love to lounge on the grass in the sunshine!!


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