The Bluebell and the Honeybee

northern exposures

for Cornel, bee photographer extraordinaire!

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Mertensia paniculata. We call them bluebells. As always, I find the scientific name dry and antiseptic. But “bluebell” – now that is poetry! Here is the odd thing about this photograph. Honeybees cannot survive our winters! Each spring, a few enthusiasts in our village have them shipped in – sadly, they survive only the summer. I am pretty certain this one belongs to our good friends Diane and David, whose beehive is in their backyard just a block away.

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