Views from the apple orchards

Stuck inside briefly because of cloud cover (our protocol does not allow us to sample if we can’t see our shadows because bees are less active on cloudy days), I thought I would upload some photos from the apple orchards this week.

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Apple blossom

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Apple orchards in the Hudson Valley sure are scenic!

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Peaches blooming

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Honeybees flying…the orchards rent these bees so they’re the least interesting of the pollinator fauna to us!

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A diversified farm

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The Shawagunks?

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Foundress queens are the only bumblebees we see this early in the year

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9 thoughts on “Views from the apple orchards

  1. It may not be interesting to you, but for those of us far from orchards, I really want to know. RENTED BEES? WTF? I had no idea that you could do that. I’d love to hear how that works!

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