The water pond in the apiary had the first bloom of the water Lilly this season in the farm. The long term goal of our farm is to have a diversity supporting and complementing the native flora and fauna. Water Lilly in a small pond helps purify the water and shelter to many water based insects and small creatures like frogs. It is nice to see the increasing and thriving farm diversity. The pond has now become integrated as an essential feature to a sustainable farm.