Monday, August 14, 2006

Borage good bee food and useful medicinally and to some extent as food.
Nastirtium I think its been skelonitised by frost.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe it is better to have borage and other good bee food plants in concentrated patches around bee hives rather than all over the place. If bee populations become to dispersed it might allow the veroa bee mite to spread.

Increased reliance on global trade increases the rate of invasive species migrating here. This is getting off topic but fewer invasive animal species would be coming here if NZ assembled rather than imported vehicles directly.

Anonymous said...

I reckon the varroa is uncontrollable at this stage. You're right about the imports though. At this rate its only a matter of time before the whole world gets colonised by invasives...

john said...

yea i don't know how much worse the situation will get, we still only have a fraction of the pest species other nations have.