It’s the season for Marigolds and flowers that bloomed over the last two months, and some of the biggest changes are likely to occur during this time.
The blooms have been blooming in many places, from urban centres to rural areas and even in the desert.
“I think it’s been really good for our farmers, and it’s really good in terms of the climate change that we’re seeing,” said Jeff Rennie, a beekeeper and Marigolder flower pollinator coordinator for the Alberta Beekeepers Association.
“And we’ve also got some really good blooms happening in Canada.”
Beekeepers are expecting an uptick in the number of pollinators and insects in the next few years.
“We’ll probably see a lot more bees in the spring, probably,” Renni said.
“That’s good news for the bees.”
The bees are also expected to bring back more pollen, especially those that have been lost in the past.
“It’s really hard to get a good picture of the bees as a whole because they are so dispersed, but they’ve been really active over the past few years,” Rhenie said.
But the biggest change for many is that it will be a long time before the blooms return to the natural bloom patterns.
“They’ve been going back and forth a lot, so we’re going to have to see how it plays out and how they adapt to that,” Rennaie said, adding the beekeepers are hoping that they’ll be able to continue to see the same patterns.
With files from The Canadian Press