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Bee gone….

I don’t know what’s happening this year. Our garden is very Bee friendly, and every year we get lots buzzing about but nothing at the minute. Our little friends are nowhere to be seen. We have quite a bit of lavender which is normally full of bees but not this year. Very strange. Now I’m not David Attenborough but where have they all gone? Any answers?

By Vinny

Middle aged geriatric from Hull, England.Slighty mad but aren't we all?

21 replies on “Bee gone….”

A sad state of affairs to be sure. If you know any farmers or use nurseries, urge them to plant meadows, allow hedgerows to grow along field edges and use Integrated Pest Management, which targets and times pest control use instead of widespread spraying. Add your voice, urge neighbors to go organic, pesticides hurt pets, kids and you, too, not just insects!

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The thing is, I’d say the majority of the public don’t really care enough. I try and do my bit as we all should. I don’t know where you live but most of my neighbours don’t even know what organic is, and wouldn’t give a thought to anything like that.


Yes, similar here, but when the opportunity arises, I try to educate someone as to WHY it matters to them. Most people love their kids and pets, so these pesticides will affect their liver, kidneys and other organs. Invisible doesn’t mean it can’t hurt you. Everyone likes and needs to eat. One in every three bites you eat is thanks to a bee. Most fruit and veggies are pollinated by bees, so no bees, no food. Once folks get the connection, they begin to care. Good luck!


We’ve had very few bees this year and because of our long, cold, wet spring, we had blossoms on the fruit trees when even those few bees were not here yet. Our trees have no plums, no pears, no filberts, and very few apples this year.

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