Feed bees in garden this winter

Posted: November 11, 2017 at 1:45 a.m.

Redbuds bloom near New Market, Va., about the time bees are beginning to emerge to forage for a new season of honey production. Winter and early spring are the lean months for honeybees as they emerge from their dwindling food supplies to forage. People often overlook trees when planting for pollinators.

Winter and early spring are lean times for honeybees as they emerge from their hives, where food supplies are dwindling, to forage. Adding clusters of winter-blooming plants around the yard will give them much needed nourishment.

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