Bee Alert ! Your lotty needs lerts !
She who must, and myself, are seriously alarmed at the drastic drop of bees this year. We have a vigorous Spiraea growing in our front garden, which every year, has hundreds of bees and other insects, swarming all over it in an orgy of nectar gathering. This year, we sit out and see lots of blossom on the bush, but so few bees as to be negligible. The news nowadays is, that bees are in serious trouble and in decline, but this is the first time we have noted it having such a worrying impact up here in Northumberland.
Are there any others out there who have noticed this dreadful drop off of the bee population in their part of the country ?