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Bees and thistles

This year there have been approximately 100,000 honeybees wandering around our corner of Portland. As each type of flower comes into bloom, all of a sufdden there are hundreds of honeybees, bumblebees, sweat bees, burrowing bees, and their assorted groupies flying around and pigging out. A couple of weeks ago, the feral mint was in bloom and the bees were out in force, but eventually they started to run out of flowers and the bees left. This week a wild thistle besides the house came into bloom, and pop! the honeybees came back.

I wonder where the beesnest is?