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I have not seen many bees in the garden this spring.   They say the bee population is diminishing worldwide but I think the reason has been that it is just been too cold for them.  This weekend when the photo was taken was wonderfully warm at last but it has dropped back again since.

Psalm 119:103 (New International Version)
How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!


  1. so lovely. i hope the bee population
    dropping is just a fairy tale. what
    would we do without them?

  2. A thought provoking post.
    The bees don't like the cold. Ours won't leave their hive until the temp is at least 10 deg C.

    Unfortunately the world's bee population is dropping because of the deadly Varroa mite. A lot is being done to stop the mite affecting Australian-kept bees, however, some feel it is only a matter of time.

    It would be hard to imagine what we'd do without bees.

  3. Lea, we would be very lost without them. I understand that Australia has been sending bees over to the US so the fruit crops can be pollenated.

    Which gets me thinking. It has been so cold this spring are the fruit crops getting pollinated here? The bees are all still shivering in their hives even though we are in November.


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