I don’t know what is happening to the bees. Whatever it is, I don’t like it. At all.
They die en masse and why? Nobody really knows. Pesticides? Monoculture? Pollution? Predators? Illnesses? Virus? The list can go on and on. Really depressing if we consider that these lovely creatures are on this Earth for 100 million of years.
Whatever we are doing is really bad.
I feel helpless and because of that I try my best in welcome them in our garden. I look what they like and, by now, I let plants grow thinking more about them than anything else. After all, the garden is not infinite and we have to select so why not?
For example, the weed. Yes the weed.
Bees love what so far I considered "weed that has to be eradicated form the garden”. Not any more. If the little girls like it, stays till the flowers are over. Actually, the garden gets a wild touch that brings the feeling of the fields and the view is simply beautiful.
Just by chance (and because in that time I thought it was a “good” herb) we saw that bees love dead-nettle (lamium purpureum) so we let them grow. And look. It is so pretty!