Posted: 04/07/2014 at 17:51
We are in NW and have had an abundance of various types of bees during June mainly on my big french lavender bush we often counted around 50 at a time and on the chives they dont seem as keen on the flowers when they age though. We back on to an area of rough field so maybe that encourages them to the area..Still plenty on other plants but scattered around. Next concentration will be when Sedum Spectable flowers.
We have often put dying bees on the edge of a saucer of sugar and water thin paste facinating watching their tongue go in out as they drink it ,then they rest for a while and fly off.