Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I have been reading that all kinds of bees including honeybees and bumblebees are becoming rare. Fortunately, since I have a fairly large garden with a good bio diversity, bees visit my garden daily. I see them gathering nectar from the flowers of the teak trees (25 feet) at noon, and they are busy gathering pollen and nectar from the flowers in my mint patch at 3 in the afternoon. But bumble bees are rare visitors. Last year, they used to come when the Cassia flowere. This year, the Cassia has not yet flowered. The Climate change seems to have affected their flowering.Honey bees and bumble bees are essential for the fertilisation of many flowers.