Hawthorn Heaven

Our Hawthorn trees bloomed early this week and the bees are ecstatic! If you stand under our trees, you can hear them humming with life. It’s such a beautiful sound. I took a video the other day hoping you could hear the hum.  You’ll get the gist if you crank your speakers up to 11, but it’s difficult to capture.  You can see lots of bees on the flowers, even if I can’t show you the enormous scale of hundreds of bees on a single tree.
 
In fact, we had a package delivered on Wednesday and the UPS guy said, “Oh my god, there are a LOT of bees on that tree!”  I told him we had beehives in the backyard, but to be honest, these trees drew tons of bees even before we had hives.  Probably now they’re just more my girls than wild bees, but I saw three different types of bees on there this morning. The flowers must taste fantastic!
My favorite part of spring/early summer is to walk out in the morning and listen to the trees. I can still see a few buds left, so we probably have a few more days to enjoy them.
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