Yummy Nectar

Our front yard has a collection of succulents and cacti.  Many of these flower throughout the year providing a nice source of nectar for our bees.

We have a large Kalanchoe marnieriana plant that produces pink-orange flowers full of nectar.

Kalanchoe-marnieriana

Kalanchoe-flower-nectar

We also have several aloe vera plants that bloom. These have longer pink flowers which also provide a source of nectar.  Here are two bees foraging.

Foraging-on-aloe

Nothing beats the joy of seeing your bees finding food right from your own yard.

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6 comments on “Yummy Nectar

  1. Emily Heath says:

    Those pink-orange flowers are so beautiful they almost don’t look real. Those big blobs of nectar must be irresistible to a bee.

  2. I’ve never seen aloe veras in flower although I have lots of aloes and cacti at work and home taking over my windowsills. Nice nails! 🙂

    • Tabitha says:

      Yes, aloes can bloom! I’ve read that they need the right conditions (temperature, humidity, daylight) and sometimes the age of the plant factors in. We have 2 types of aloe in our yard, and one type has not bloomed yet. Maybe some varieties take longer.

      Thanks on the nails! I’m a nail polish junkie. 🙂

      • Fascinating, I’ll have to read more on this. I have an aloe vera on my window sill at work that is threatening to take over the office, they certainly exhibit triffid-like behaviour!

        Also, nail polish junkie! 🙂

  3. Love the flowers and the nails!

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