Where are the bees??
Have any of you noticed the lack of bees? It's almost frightening. I have a flowering crabapple that's in full bloom right now, and there's not a bee in sight. I was just out there, in the middle of a beautiful day, and no bees. In past years, there were so many of them on that tree, you could hear the buzzing twenty feet away.
I'm allergic to bees, so when the crab blooms, I stay away from that side of the house. I've paid attention to the bees in past years. I can't believe this. I'd heard on the news about the trouble the bees were having, but it hit home today. Wow.