Where are the Bees?

“Where are the bees?” I saw this question asked on a local social media group recently.  Several replies expressed the same sentiment.  It seems like the neighborhood has a bee shortage, likely due to the overwhelming collapse of the world’s insect population.  Surely the only insects left standing in a few years will be murder hornets.  Or maybe my neighbors have never noticed their insects until after reading a scary article.  To rebut anecdote with anecdote, I’ve got more bees than usual this year.  Then again, I planted my garden with intention.  The bees are there, you just need to give them what they want.  Coneflowers and bee balm see high traffic.  If you plant the same generic garden as everyone else on the block, don’t be surprised if you don’t get colorful visitors. It’s like the old investment sales quote, “If the ducks are quacking, feed them.”  This is…

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