Thursday, April 30, 2009


The palo verde are blossoming, and have been for a couple of weeks now. Beautiful! Every where you look in Tucson, palo verde trees are all dressed in yellow.

And boy! do they attract the bees! When I go for my walk in the morning with my mother, I can hear a constant buzzing of busy bees. Our walk is about 2 1/2 miles, and from the time I step out my door until I am back in the house, I can hear bees. They don't pay us any attention, just go about their busy business. But it still makes me a little nervous to walk under a palo verde, the buzzing gets so loud!

And I am full of questions. Are all these bees from one enormous hive? Or are they from many hives hiding in the desert? Are all the bees that are buzzing in one tree from the same hive, or are they working next to bees from other hives? When the palo verde are no longer blossoming, where do these thousands and thousands of bees go?????

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