|This little fellow looks just like the picture (out of focus) I took of the bee on my walk.|
It cane from the web, credit to keepingbee.org.
It appears that the weather is going to be less than perfect again this year. Is my memory of spring accurate? Was it so much better when I was a child? So much more delineated as a season in my youth? I think it was. For sure, the bees weren't dying off then.
I found one on the front walk today. A honeybee dead. Was it lured out with the little bit of warm weather we've had and then not able to find enough food when the weather turned cold and rainy again? Or was the bee killed because the firm that takes care of the lawns uses a toxic herbicide? Or is there some sort of infestation in the hive where the bee resided? Whatever the reason, it was sad to see.
Spring is when things are supposed to start blooming and thriving. Not dying. I hope it isn't a precursor of what's in store...