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StoneGloves
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Re: Tidying up offerings
Jun 03, 2010, 13:03
"There are a lot of bumble bees about. Thought they were nearly extinct".

This is almost their most active period of the year - and there's many species and it's the most specialised ones that are disappearing first. Look for a bee key somewhere, and try to identify them. That'll keep you busy for the three months. I've a colony in my allotment shed - in an old mousehole. I saved one from death by exposure, which technically means I've become a beekeeper (just like Sherlock Holmes did). Only he kept honeybees rather than bumblebee. They recognise me and keep shed from marauders, perhaps.
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