Promenade in the Pomegranates

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey   5/23/13

What a match--honey bees and pomegranate blossoms.

Watching the golden bees forage amid the brilliant red blossoms in the late afternoon is a delight to see, especially when the sun backlights them. 

The ancient fruit, native to Iran, is one of the world's first cultivated fruits. Thankfully, it is now "trendy" in California, with some 30,000 acres of pomegranates in production. We treasure its ruby-red kernels, tart flavor, and high antioxidant content. Since ancient...

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