My bees have been busy this past week collecting spring food from the dandelions.
Some of the most important plants for honey bees are wildflowers, and of these, probably the single most valuable early spring wildflower is the dandelion. Dandelions provide honey bees with both pollen and nectar giving the bees a huge boost in early spring and adds to the health and wellbeing of the hive.
The dandelion is also a beneficial and companion plant to have in the garden. Its long taproot will break up hard soils and bring nutrients up from deep in the subsoil, adding these minerals and nitrogen to the topsoil.
So there are lots of good excuses for not cutting the lawn!