Nice stand of bee food Graham. It reminds me of my yard except I didn't see any white clover blooming. Mine can be seen from the road, but I don't care. When the purple dead nettle finally quits yielding, I'll mow it down and rake it up for the compost pile.
Where I live the Callery pears (wild pear trees from SE Asia) flower buds are opening. I can mow the grass then because the bees have no interest in the clover, dandelion, etc. Last year I had been feeding 1:1 syrup and once the pears bloomed I only saw a few bees taking syrup.
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