Conserving Bumblebees: Aiding bees

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Jun 30, 2017 12:52 PM CST
For many years I have mowed my clover ridden "lawn". although I saw bees in the clover I didn't worry much about mowing them away. This year I decided to let the clove grow. Who needs a pristine English lawn anyways? Sighing! Sorrowfully I may have been too late as I have seen precious few honeybees or Bumblebees. The crickets seem to be in short supply also. I think
that frequent mosquito spraying by my village is contributing to insect loss.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Jun 30, 2017 12:54 PM CST
I have maybe seen 5 bumblebees this year, my bee balm has had none! Not good.
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