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Originally posted by mwc273
While I noticed last year that honey bees in particular, and all "bees" in general were scarce last year, I am very concerned with the apparent lack of ANY bees in my yard so far this year. I am in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. My neighborhood is not rural by any means, but I am 10+ miles north of the "concrete jungle" of downtown. There are several ponds and multi-acre patches of undeveloped land, both pasture and woods around me. Everything is green, the flowers and trees are blooming, and so is my yard full of clover. I am "prepper" and have a substantial vegetable garden in my back yard. I am completely organic and use no chemicals on my lawn or garden, hence a large percentage of my lawn is clover. It is a beautiful, partly sunny day, and the temperature is currently 84. I just walked my yard, and a substantial portion of my neighborhood, and did not see a single bee. I paid close attention to flower beds and patches of clover, and my neighbors fruit trees. Nothing. No honey bees. No sweat bees. No carpenter bees. No mason bees. No bees. I would like to hear from others, worldwide, reports of bees in their area. I am not wanting this thread to turn into a discussion of the causes of this phenomenon as there are already numerous threads on this subject. I.E. monsanto, cell phones, roundup, bt, and even smart meters. Just reply with your location, and weather or not you observe any bees in your area. Note: Make sure your observations are on a warm day as most bees will not be active if the temperature is below the mid 60s.
Location: Mt.Healthy, Ohio
Conditions: Partly Sunny
Observation: 1/2 acre clover: Count - 0
Observation: Front yard flower beds of 50+ homes: Count - 0edit on Fri May 4 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)