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  •  This made me curious, (10+ / 0-)

    so I went back through my notebooks. At the Wetland this year I've seen one honeybee, back in early March, though bumblebees, mason bees, flowerflies and bee mimics have been prolific since early April.

    In 2012 the first honeybee appeared in late Feb, with a second sighting in March. I began to see them regularly in early April.

    In 2011 honeybees were seen in numbers beginning in mid-April.

    In 2010, when I started keeping regular insect notes, honeybees were present regularly through the summer.

    The other pollinators were also present during all of those years.

    I'm not seeing honeybees in the garden this year, but the other pollinators seem to be taking up the slack. Lots of mason bees this year. Not sure what this means.

    I came for the politics and stayed for the science.

    by bwren on Sat May 25, 2013 at 09:22:19 AM PDT

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