Thursday, May 5, 2016
Butterbur's irresistible allure for honeybees
Butterbur Petasites hybridus is a wonderful source of nectar and pollen for bees in spring - especially honeybees. These were feeding on the flowers of a large patch of the plant along the banks of the river Wear at Wolsingham in Weardale.
More about honeybees and the strange distribution of male-only clones of butterbur in today's Guardian Country Diary.