slowdowns and startups
the economy, and to some extent life itself, has slowed down lately, but nature around here is just starting up. willow catkins, aka pussy willow, are some of the first important food sources for our two hives of overwintering and hungry bees. all those yellow dots are pollen, which is pure protein for our girls. bon appétit mes chéries!
pussy willow with male pollen (Salix discolor)