This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, June 27, 2008

bee search

Where are the honeybees?

I'm planning to search our community garden for bees soon. Especially honeybees. I haven't seen ANY yet this year and it is very disappointing. I'm still hopeful that if I actually go looking for them I will find some. Maybe they're there and I just haven't noticed .....

I meant to do this project sooner, but I haven't gotten to it. Soon.



Blogger Gina said...

silly question - what will you do if you find some?

June 27, 2008 10:21 PM

Blogger Jim Lemire said...

apparently, they're in Pittsfield

June 27, 2008 11:10 PM

Blogger kathy said...

If I find some I will take their picture and put it on my blog .....

June 28, 2008 12:03 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Maybe I should go to Pittsfield for honeybee photos.

June 28, 2008 12:06 AM

Blogger Daphne said...

I have lots of flowers the honeybees usually love, but I have seen just one honeybee this year. I have lots of native wild bees and bumblebees, but no honeybees.

June 28, 2008 8:18 AM

Blogger Shelley said...


You might want to check this site out :

I've been wondering where the bees are, too. This way we can be involved in some small way!

June 28, 2008 2:15 PM

Blogger kathy said...

HI Shelly,

It seems to me like they want you to count bees that come to the sunflowers that grow from seeds they send you. And they're not sending out any more seed this year. A nice site.

Thanks for the link.

June 29, 2008 11:43 PM

Blogger Saponaria said...

I didn't notice many honey bees last year. But this year we have had quite a lot. I noticed them on our corn first. They are currently all over our bee balm. I'm zone in GA if that makes any difference.

July 07, 2008 12:23 PM


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