This year I've noticed a distinct lack of pollinators.
Oh, there's a few bees out there.
I see some fat Bumbles on my flowers out front.
And of course the Borer Bees that want to make holes in my back deck.
But Honey Bees?
Either someone nearby lost their hive or the bees I usually get have found greener pastures.
I saw some early this Spring on the Henbit weeds that were flowering and I usually have a plethora (love that word) of honey bees on the Holly bushes when they flower but the frost zapped those blooms, so no bees.
The Summer clover in my yard usually guarantees they'll stick around until the veggies start blooming.
But this year I haven't seen any buzzing around my squash or bean flowers.
SM and I went out and picked our first beans and summer squash and when I stuck my head in between the gi-normous squash leaves, I noticed a distinct hum in the air.
Did you hear my shout and witness my happy dance this morning?
So the honey bees have come and not a moment too soon. And did you know that we also had rain this week? Blessed Relief I can tell you that!
When you think about it, it really is a miracle that SM and I are witnessing out in the garden this year.
We spent the money on good compost for the veggie seeds and tons of mulch for weed control and Mother Nature is supplying the rain and sunshine in just the right amount.
God Bless Us Everyone...!