Blog and photos of Bees in Mimosa Lodge garden by Rick Evans

A wonderful blog and amazing photos of the Bees enjoying the spring sunshine and flowers in the garden at Mimosa Lodge by one of our guests – Rick Evans

http://wildnsydney.com/fibs_blog/bees-mimosa-cowes

After staying in several garden-free English B&Bs, it was delightful to stay at Mimosa Lodge in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, where there was a half-acre of garden AND sunshine.  I could hear a number of birds as we pulled in. However, when I went outside after unpacking, I discovered that much of the wildlife activity was from insects, in the flower bed next to the breakfast terrace and in the nearby flowering trees.

The first thing I noticed was the darker coloration of many of the honey bees. I concluded that these were British Black Bees (Apis mellifera mellifera).
Follow the link to read the full article and see the photos…