Friday, 7 March 2014

First Bees of 2014

Another one of the gems of Oxford is the Botanic Gardens ( and on Saturday 1st March seemed it seemed we weren't the only ones to enjoy what was possibly the first warm day of the year.
A honeybee was collecting pollen from some of the snowdrops that were still flowering.

And the early flowering Hellaborus were attracting several bufftailed bumblebees queens who may have just emerged from hibernation



  1. Martin Gulliver3 April 2014 at 12:04

    I paid my first visit of 2014 to the Botanic gardens last week - its looking splendid!

  2. Hello Martin,

    Thanks for your comment, now the sun is here I must get there and enjoy it in the sun. We are so lucky to have such places nearby.

    1. Martin Gulliver19 April 2014 at 06:18

      Hi Richard,
      We are indeed...with a bit of luck we'll get a decent summer and i can get out with the camera!