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 Post subject: No Bees
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 9:06 pm 
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Location: Branson MO/Zone6
Normally, this time of year, my salvia would be thick with honeybees. I haven't seen a bee anywhere since early spring.

Does anyone else have a normal number of bees?


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 Post subject: Re: No Bees
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 6:51 pm 
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Location: PNW
Bees are in short supply in many places. I've been seeing some here, so I think they made a new nest in another tree after the tree they were in blew down a few years ago. Not the numbers there used to be, but at least there are some.


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 Post subject: Re: No Bees
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:53 pm 
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Just the opposite, I've seen more bees around my flowers this year than I ever have.
On my annual begonia, I saw one day there must have been at least 2 dozen hovering around
two window boxes I keep on the ground of my patio.
Bumble bees too seems to me have increased in numbers.

We are pestered however by the type hornets (I think that is what they are) that continually are seen around where the soil is wet and they make their clay nests affixed to walls high up.
They too make nests --where I have stacked patio bricks, much like wasps and I have found and destroyed a couple of those.

I saw a little while ago a story of how an aviary (a bee farmer) came out to his hives one day and found them all gone. Somebody stole in during the night and made off with 11 hives....with their full complement of bees.
They must have known what they were doing for there was no sign of damage. The beekeeper is out,he said, about $12,000.00. We are out what food those bees might have polinated.


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