this is why I finally took up beekeeping; this is very very very likely to be one of our bees pollinating our cucumber plants - it isn't a pretty picture, but I find it interesting to note that maybe because of the wet weather she's covered in pollen. I tilled in horse manure for the garden this year (the neigh-bors gave me and the guy next door a pile of it) the horse manure brought an astounding abundance of seeds for plant species I'm not sure I've ever seen before; the weeds have grossly outrun my ability to pull them fast enough.
Just thought you'd find this bit interesting.
I haven't been offered any pollinating contracts; but I may offer some bees up to some organic farmers locally. (if there are organic farmers locally -the *ahem* rednecks around here almost seem to think that ingesting chemicals is good for your health.)
I've read on here that cotton honey crystallizes very quickly and is great for making creamed honey.
My question is this: does anyone know anything about the quality, properties of watermelon honey?