Last weekend SM said that a humming bird came right up to his face and "chewed him out" because we didn't have our feeder out. So I went ahead and made up some sugar water and put it out. We then watched while 3 hummingbirds dodged and weaved and chased each other away from the feast. (Simple entertainment around here, folks.)
Today I noticed that the feeder was empty and made up some more sugar water for the "chittering" birds..."Okay,okay! Keep your feathers on. Geez!"
I popped outside later to find the birds still "chittering" away and saw this.
I got me some happy bees. They drained that sugar water within a few hours.
So if the flowers in your garden just ain't attracting the bees, put out some sugar. You'll have bees before you know it!
And everybody needs a little "shug-ahh" from time to time. (Be sure and say that with a l-o-n-g southern drawl..;)