The Sunflower and the Bees

What is the most fascinating thing you have ever seen?

For me; it was seeing the process of how sunflower seeds are actually made! I have known my whole life that sunflower seeds came from sunflowers, however, actually seeing the process made it come to life! One of the blessings that came out of 2020 for us was that we were forced to slow down and actually stop and smell the roses. We decided to plant more flowers last year and actually got the joy to watch them grow, bloom, and watch the bees buzz about.

When the sunflowers popped up, I was so excited to just sit and watch the bees move about the flower. The bees move about in a counter clock wise direction! Look at all of the pollen this bee has!

For some reason I had never seen that the sunflower has a lot of little flowers in the center! Each of those little flowers has to be pollinated for us to get sunflower seeds!!

It took a couple of weeks before I saw the flowers dry out and little seeds were underneath these tiny flowers! They have to be brushed off to see the seeds!

Then we were able to peel the seeds out of the head of the sunflower! WE HAD HARVESTED OUR SUNFLOWER SEEDS FROM OUR OWN GARDEN!!! To see the whole process was just mind blowing for me and so exciting for the whole family! We hope to get more this year; thanks for buzzing by!

From Our Bee Hive To Yours,

Bee Queen

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