Posted: 01/06/2013 at 11:03
First time I've ever written on here but just had to, as I share the same concerns regarding the bees, or rather lack of bees in my garden this year.
My beautiful and huge French Lavender is fully out now and is ALWAYS full of bees, buzzing away and this morning I saw only one. Have several other different varieties not out yet, also.
Yesterday was much the same, maybe 2 or 3 seen, but my husband and I are worried too about their lack of presence.
As we have a young puppy and older dog, the door is always open.We have had several flying indoors and much as we try and catch them and gently encourage them back onto a nice pollen-laden flower, don't really know what happens to them after that. Others have been found dead or very nearly dead, also; we try and rescue them if possible.
It's all so sad that this is happening and not sure that it is the cooler weather, because yesterday pm was quite warm and sunny but still scarcity of bees and other pollinators for that matter.