Coriander Flowers Pollinated by Bees in Ecuador. The vegetable garden cilantro or coriander flowers in full bloom and pollinated by bees.
Coriander Flowers Pollinated by Bees.
Some vegetables plants turn to flowers at their end of season and provide the local honey bees and other bees with precious nectar and pollen. The pollen on these coriander flowers was seen to be a light pink color in the bees pollen baskets on the hind legs.
They were really very busy and flew from flower to flower, seeking the next food source.
The patch of coriander that is in flower in the vegetable garden. These flowers provided the bees with much needed food. At this time of the year there is not much flowers around to forage from.
The flowers are quit small and light. When the bees landed on them they bent and the bees hung upside down. They were much heavier than the flowers and the stems are quit thin.
The coriander flowers are petite white-pink flowers in clusters and have a pretty lacy decorative display and have a slight coriander aroma as the leaves do.
These coriander plants that flowered were in the vegetable garden and went to flower. The seeds will be collected and they will be reseeded.
Can you eat coriander flowers?
Coriander leaves and flowers and the seeds are totally edible. The flowers may be added to salads. The leaves are called cilantro, are used in many recipes. The seed is called a spice. Used especially on drying biltong, that the americans call it jerky.
Pollenating coriander flowers.
The coriander flowers attract many bees that obtain plenty pinkish pollen from the tiny cluster flowers. The plants are insect pollinated, therefore the bees are doing an important job by pollinating. The flowers will not cross pollinate with other vegetables or herbs.
The flowers are white-pinkish in color, the bees are collecting light pink pollen in their pollen baskets on the hind legs.
Notice the pinkish pollen the honey bee has collected. On the above photo.
The small pretty lacy white flowers are in small clusters and popular with the bees to obtain some nectar and pollen. The plant stem bending when landing on the small flowers.
Note the pinkish pollen collected.
The two species of honey bees are noticeable as the top one is the Africanized honey bee, found in Ecuador south america.
The photo above shows you the darker honey bee species that comes from the area in Loja province Ecuador.
A honey bee lands on the petite coriander flowers to seek food. They fly around and seek many of the flower clusters.
Very busy honey bees foraging on the small bunch of coriander flowers in the vegetable garden that has gone to flower.
A honey bee with her pink pollen on a coriander flower.
Quit a small cluster of these pretty flowers that has clearly a cilantro aroma just as the leaves do. Totally edible.
Delicate white-pinkish flowers.
Pollinators use their bee hives to pollinate the fields of coriander when flowering. A good source of food for the bees and you get your honey from the nectar as well.
The plant is actually called cilantro and the seeds are called coriander.
Cilantro plant and flower does not influence the taste of the honey. The honey is said to taste like a hint of spicy ginger and cardamom as well as a taste of liquorice and lemon.
The honey can be a amber color and citrus tasting. Honey is used as a glaze for some recipes such as honey roasted carrots, or glazing for fish.
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Bees are so important for life on earth to exist. Therefore save them and plant flowers and make water available for them in summer.