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I just returned from a week long trip only to discover that my Burro(chunky banana) plant has opened up and has about 5 hands of bananas exposed with more to be  uncovered. The bees are diving in and enjoying the banana nectar. This planting also produced in mid November last year. I babied the bunches through the cold weather and was rewarded with some nice fat bananas in the spring.

I am overwhelmed this year as I have dozens of bananas frozen for banana bread, smoothies and maybe some more banana jam.

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Bees looking for more banana blossom nectar.

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I wonder if the bees from my nearby neighborhood hives are part of the crew supping upon the sweet nectar?

TTFN

Bishop

Bees and Bananas

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Witnessed some local bees burrowing their way deep into the recently uncovered hand of bananas and blossoms. The sweet nectar is deep in amongst the blossom petals.

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Looking around for a path to the nectar.

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Ready to dig in for a tasty treat.

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It doesn’t take long and the bee is out of sight.

I am looking forward to some great bananas this year and maybe…..just maybe the visitors are from my hive less than a mile from my yard.

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TTFN

Bishop

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