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Hi, could someone please tell me if this is normal for this time of year. 
I have not seen any bee's for quite a few weeks now but today I went in the garden and there where quite a few bee's over my fatisa japonica, ten or more. 
Here is a photo, is this normal for this time. 
Thank you for your help. 


  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,196
    Quite normal.

    You can find out more on this website,

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436
    Thank you Pansyface, I will have a read of that, thank you. 
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  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 574
    Bees need food throughout the year, they will forage during the Winter months and can be found in many late seasonal flowering plants.
    The attached list is very useful if wanting to make your garden very bee/pollinator friendly all year round.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436
    Thank you both, I have plants in my garden for the bee's but I have never seen them in my garden this time of year, so wasn't sure if this was normal or not. 
    Thanks for the help. 
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    I doubt I shall see any bees out here as we are usually a degree or two colder than the South of the UK but I could do with some to pollinate my quince, which has decided to flower now. 
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