lack of bees
> have been lots of butterflies and hummingbirds this year...more
> than I ever remember. But very few bees.
In SW Virginia - There have been very few butterflies, and honey bees.
The Monarch Butterflies were frozen out in several "wintering" places,
the honey bees are suffering from mites in the hive. Several people who
have always provided as much honey as I have ever needed don't have any
this year - in fact they are out of the bee business. You're right -
doesn't bode well at all.
Dennis Zone 6-7 sorta