Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:24
I've currently got one in the GH. I had to go to plan B after reading Jess' post.
Found it on the soil about 3pm so lifeless I nearly missed it. A very thin weak looking one. So I put "him" on a plastic plate, pulled some blossom from the Choisya ( only had two bits in flower) put that near him, and a flower from a hellebore! That was first stop in A & E.
Next step after admission, I didn't have jam, so he got the suggested water & sugar on a very shallow jar lid. He slowly with prompt crawled to it and just flopped head first in it. I had to pick him out and put him on kitchen towel to dry.
Then I popped back on here and read about honey, so he got a spoonful of M honey. Currently still on his plate with food offerings, gently covered with a double piece of fleece.
Not holding out much hope, but I've done my best.
Total opposite I've had two lovely fat bees visiting the Hellebores. Lovely to hear them buzzing.
Fingers crossed for him