There’s a Buzz in the air!

Prunus serrula is an all year round favourite tree in Our Garden@19. However at this time of year it is also popular with the bees, especially the honey bees. The flowers are quite small and insignificant compared to the bark. Standing under the canopy when in flower it is a buzz with bees.

You will need full volume to capture some of the sound, because the majority of the bees working in the top of the tree. I guess the nectar flow is greater there early in the morning, before the sun penetrates the canopy.

A friend sent this to me, I thought it was so appropriate I have now added it.

“Where the bee sucks, there suck I: 
In a cowslip’s bell I lie; 
There I couch when owls do cry. 
On the bat’s back I do fly 
After summer merrily. 
Merrily, merrily shall I live now 
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.” 


― William Shakespeare.

Is anything creating a buzz in your garden?

14 thoughts on “There’s a Buzz in the air!

  1. Some plants/trees seem to give much more than others and I agree Prunus serrula is one of them. I love its bark. There is a beautiful specimen in Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire, near the castle car park, and we used to watch how many people made a bee-line to it to say hello and stroke the bark, even in winter time.
    I do not have one in the garden and I wish we had made an effort to plant one. Amelia

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