Skip to Content
sitenum=63
Happenings in the insect world
Comments:
by Anne E. Schellman
on March 11, 2015 at 8:08 AM
I saw one in the Arboretum on Monday. It was either a black or yellow faced bumble bee...I hope to see more.
by Kelly Toler
on March 17, 2015 at 12:34 PM
All of my peach,plum,apricot,almond,cherry and nectarine trees are in full bloom. I sat outside yesterday from 2 p.m.until sunset with the sole purpose of seeing a bee (or ANY insect) pollinating my trees. I saw nothing, not a wasp, not a butterfly, not a single insect and I was actively looking at least half of that time. My trees are all young and/or dwarfs and the tallest is about 12 feet with the average right now being about 6 feet (right at eye level for me!)...again, not a single pollinator and I've been out several times today...dry/sunny/80F/light breeze Little Rock, Arkansas...not a thing..I can smell the blooms when I step outside but no bees :(
by Andrea
on May 11, 2015 at 9:15 AM
I came across this article after an Internet search wondering why I have seen so many bumble bees this year! I am in S.W. Ohio, and have seen more this year than I have ever seen in the 10 years I've lived here. Thought it strange to see they are on a decline.
by Kirsten
on June 24, 2015 at 10:04 PM
Haven't seen a single one. Not in my mom or grandma's yard either. And both have native plants to attract them. (My mom has a huge monkey flower and a plot of poppies) I have seen honeybees, hovers flies,German yellow jackets like the plague and carpenter bees but no bumblers. Also noticed significantly less anise swallowtails and monarchs this year but did catch a glimpse of a buckeye butterfly and California sister. Hoping the family of black phoebes helps me with my German yellow jacket problem. I would like to attract more bumbles to my yard. My poppies didn't come up this year. I should have started them in containers earlier in the season. Thinking of buying some yarrow? Any suggestions would be helpful.
by Russ
on July 14, 2015 at 4:10 PM
Northwest Indiana here. Have not seen a single bee in my garden this year!!! Last year hundreds. I grow pumpkins and gourds.
by matt march
on September 23, 2018 at 7:11 AM
I live in Cross Fork, Pa. and I have seen a sharp decline in bumble bees. Also also the carpenter bees that buzz me around the house were absent this year. I grow climbing green beans and the output is way down; there are flowers but not bring pollinated. I also have bushes that flower in August and usually I can't mow around them for the amount of bees, but not this year
by matt march
on September 23, 2018 at 7:12 AM
I live in Cross Fork, PA. and I have seen a sharp decline in bumble bees. Also the carpenter bees that buzz me around the house were absent this year. I grow climbing green beans and the output is way down. There are flowers but not being pollinated. I also have bushes that flower in August and usually I can't mow around them for the amount of bees but not this year.
 
Leave a Reply:

You are currently not signed in. If you have an account, then sign in now!
Anonymous users messages may be delayed.
 

Security Code:
TXMQJY