The bees have been very busy! Since this is an unpaid blog – head over to Plate Fodder (our main site) and see them bees at work in full living color!
With the recent late afternoon storms and hot , hot – ninth ring of hell hot – summer afternoons, the Early Sunglow Corn has shot up like kudzu.
Sun and heat trigger the tassels
Which in turn release the rows of pollen laden capsules
which makes the recent emergence of a new hatching of bumblebees VERY happy…
which fertilize the corn silk
which makes ear upon ear of delicious, sweet, milky corn later this month.
To read more about how corn does what it does, you can find more information HERE
and to read more about bumblebees and pollination, and why they’re more important than honey bees – you can find out everything you need to know HERE