Food for thought ?

Bees on Compost
Bees on Compost

The bees in my garden have completely ignored the large patch of Snowdrops planted especially for them.  However, they have adored the pots used for growing tomatoes last year, with leftover but “spent” organic compost.  I have seen this kind of behaviour before, but never to this extent or so persistently.  What are they after?  Mineral nutrients?  Something else too?  Mycologist Paul Stamets argues that in forest conditions bees might also derive essential benefits from fungi, and mushrooms can preserve them from virus infections – and save the world.  Google if you are interested!

Colin Hall

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