Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Summer Is Winding Down

Ironweed, goldenrod and boneset are in full bloom and the bees are working hard to put away honey for winter. Fall honey is strong and dark because of goldenrod, and beekeepers don't rob it. That's good, because the bees need it. These boneset flowers have a very delicate fragrance, and I think the honey from them would be good if it wasn't mixed with goldenrod. This photo makes me sad because of the wings on this little working girl. She is just about worn out, and won't live to see next spring. (Click the photo to enlarge.)

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