Author Topic: Where are all the bumblebees?  (Read 940 times)

Mrs Pingu

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Where are all the bumblebees?
« on: 26 May, 2024, 07:59:48 pm »
Is anyone else noticing a distinct paucity of bumblebees this year?  :-\
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Kim

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Re: Where are all the bumblebees?
« Reply #1 on: 26 May, 2024, 08:23:18 pm »
I spotted one back in April, but haven't seen (or headbutted while riding my bike having failed to see) any since...

Re: Where are all the bumblebees?
« Reply #2 on: 26 May, 2024, 08:25:22 pm »
Doing OK in the Durham Dales

Re: Where are all the bumblebees?
« Reply #3 on: 26 May, 2024, 10:02:52 pm »
Plenty in Leicestershire although they don't seem to be nesting in the shed this year :(

rogerzilla

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Re: Where are all the bumblebees?
« Reply #4 on: 29 May, 2024, 06:27:27 pm »
As soon as the lavender flowers, they'll all be in.my garden.
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Re: Where are all the bumblebees?
« Reply #5 on: 29 May, 2024, 07:03:20 pm »
I've had loads in my garden. The cotoneaster was a magnet to them. They're clambering inside the foxglove flowers now. (South Warwickshire)
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Re: Where are all the bumblebees?
« Reply #6 on: 29 May, 2024, 09:42:39 pm »
Bumbling round the bogbean in the boggy patch.....

Re: Where are all the bumblebees?
« Reply #7 on: 30 May, 2024, 05:48:42 pm »
We've had loads here. They really love some trees in particular, you can hear a massive hum from the tree, like it is coming alive.

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Re: Where are all the bumblebees?
« Reply #8 on: 30 May, 2024, 06:40:37 pm »
<Breaks into song>

Where are all the bumblebees gone
Long time passing
Where are all the bumblebees
Long time ago
Where are all the bumblebees
Eaten by nasty Asian hornets
every one of them  :'(...................sorry

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Where are all the bumblebees?
« Reply #9 on: 30 May, 2024, 08:51:13 pm »
Have seen a few but haven't seen many bees of any species.
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ElyDave

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Re: Where are all the bumblebees?
« Reply #10 on: 31 May, 2024, 07:10:05 am »
Plenty of bees of all kinds around here
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: Where are all the bumblebees?
« Reply #11 on: 31 May, 2024, 10:02:05 pm »
Glad to hear it's not a nationwide thing. Maybe they drowned in their burrows here with all the rain. I've seen a few about in the garden today, but not what I would call normal numbers.
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