nice! anyone plant beds of these early blooms around their apiaries for early spring bee snacks?
I think the bees prefer the acronites to crocus for a pollen source. the patch I have was literally buzzing with 100's of bees
My bees went nuts over the crocus, maybe because it's the first thing out. Isn't crocus pollen saffron?
Saffron is the stigma's of a Fall blooming species of crocus (Crocus sativus). Pollen is produced from the stamen's that only interest the bees. There are lots of species of crocus, Spring and F Tommy Crocus: Crocus tomassinianus all blooming.
Holly's picture is of Tommy Crocus (Crocus tomassinianus).