Posted: 04/04/2013 at 19:30
To the person who talked about bees in her hedge. They are not likely to be honey bees, honey bees don't live that. Beekeepers can only collect a conventional swarm that is hanging on a tree or building.
I am very sad, here in East Anglia I normally see some bumble bees from January onwards and this year I still haven't seen any bees at all. As well as an orchard that will soon need pollinators, I have two acres of a wild flower meadow that should provide ample food resources for many types of bees.