Since hearing about the collapse of the bee colonies on Vancouver Island where, as the above news report points out they lost 90% of their stock, I’ve been on the lookout for bees. So far, I’ve seen very few and am wondering if others on the island have seen more or fewer bees than last year. We need the bees not only for honey but for pollination as well.
I’d love to get into bee keeping and have it on my list but have made no movement so far toward that goal. I’m surprised that we don’t have a professional bee keeper here. My nephew in Portland climbed a tall tree and captured a wild swarm which I consider to be a wonderous achievement (both climbing a tall tree and catching the bees).
They are enjoying the fruit of the bee’s labor.
We need to find someone to teach us how to keep bees.