Poll – Have You Been Seeing Honey Bees?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you seen bees this year?
    Yes! About the same amount as usual. : (21 votes)
    36 %
    Yes! But less than usual. : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Yes! But just here and there. : (16 votes)
    27 %
    None at all! What's up? : (17 votes)
    29 %
  • Post # 3
    1329 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m in Ontario, Canada and our weather has been unusually wet and cold for this time of year. Only now has it been really warming up. With so much rain I think it might be keeping the honey bees away, but I haven’t really seen them. I have seen ALOT of wasps and hornets lately which I HATE… they scare the crap out of me!

    Post # 4
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yes, but people actively farm honey bees here (it’s a Berkeley hippie thing). Not sure that urban bee farming is the most brilliant idea, given how many people are allergic, and how dense the population is here, but kudos to them for keeping the bees alive!

    Post # 5
    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m used to living further out of an urban area, but I have been seeing honeybees here and there in the Twin cities.

    Post # 6
    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I haven’t but I don’t usually see any honey bees…

    Post # 7
    293 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    There were more than normal . . . IN MY APARTMENT . . . for a couple days. The complex had two full hives, one of which was IN MY APARTMENT, so they had to have beekeepers come out twice to move them (and put me up in their model, because BEES). Guess they’re doing okay in my area, if my experience is typical.

    Post # 8
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I was just out in the field the other day (wildlife biologist), and I remember seeing lots of honeybees on the flowering plants.  I rarely if ever see them in town, and that seems to be true this year as well.

    Post # 10
    1745 posts
    Bumble bee

    Not a ton Here in sonoma county. I have seen some, just my as many happy bees as usual.


    I did see more earlier in the season and I did have one on my hand yesterday!

    I love honey bees!!!

    Post # 11
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @trueblue14:  There are still plenty where I live in NJ (at least in my area!)


    Post # 12
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never noticed honey bees. I dont even know what they look like compared to other bees, wasps, etc. I swear I run from all of them so I dont even get close enough. LOL

    Post # 13
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I live in a Boston suburb, and I haven’t seen any! But I also didn’t see any last year!

    Post # 14
    4395 posts
    Honey bee

    I see a lot, but then, I plant a lot of pollinator attracting plants. 

    Post # 16
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @trueblue14:  I’m also in Jersey and haven’t seen as many honey bees this year. My flowers don’t seem to be affected though. They’re still blooming nicely. Maybe they’re around but hiding from me?

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