Has anyone else notice more bees seemingly in distress than usual?
Where I live (Morpeth, England) there seem to be so many on paths and roads, - alive, but seemingly unable to fly?
@dajbelshaw I didn’t see as many bees or bumblebees this year as last Summer unfortunately.
But we’re getting here the annual flying ants invasion :) I’ve seen some already.
@przemek I think everyone can do without those! But my wife and I we're talking about how there are so few butterflies around compared to when we were kids - and flies! So many flies when I was a kid.
I rarely see flies at home for last few years, (there's still plenty in rural areas where I work) but as I live alone I leave the cobwebs in corners of the house and tolerate spiders (I used to be scared of them, but realised in England there aren't any really nasty bitey ones) - and since doing this they seem to keep the flies away...
@dajbelshaw When we were kids, we were actually catching butterflies (I know, awful thing to do), but now spotting one or two a day may be difficult.
@dajbelshaw My partner across the kitchen table, who knows a little about bees, says it's hard to say without knowing the species or gender of the casualties. It could be as innocent as the drones of a particular species having naturally reached the end of their cycle.
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