[NAFEX] Honey Bees?
hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Thu Apr 24 11:34:43 EDT 2008
We're seeing quite a lot of activity - honey bees, bumble bees, and
we set up condominiums for the solitary bees and they've occupied a
few apartments - or laid their eggs in them. Encouraging. Some of
the bees may be from neighbors. Hope things liven up there soon.
Hector Black, zone 6 middle TN
On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 10:24:33 -0600, "Hal Love" <lovehd at comcast.net>
> For those of you in the areas hit hard last year during the Easter
> that were then hit with the severe drought, are you seeing any honey bees
> this spring? In years past, my fruit trees are buzzing with thousands of
> them, but this spring, I have not seen a single one. In fact, I have not
> seen much in the way of any pollinating insects, except carpenter bees,
> which don't pollinate well due to their habit of cheating by cutting
> in the base of flowers. I guess the lack of flowers last year caused the
> populations to crash.
> near Nashville, TN
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