Our hive is currently working tirelessly to bring in honey from wild summer flowers. From looking at the pollens coming into the hive the main source for this year's summer honey is from blackberry, lime trees and sweet chestnut. The blackberry pollen is a greyish green colour whereas the lime is a bright vibrant orange colour seen in the picture attached.
Not only are they collecting the honey and pollen, they are also pollinating millions of flowers in the process which is what these adoptions are all about. For 4 jars of honey to be collected, the bees have visited around 4,000,000 flowers and pollinated them in the process. They will be working these wild flowers until the middle of August where the next round of honey extraction will begin!