Re: Middle-Eastern US May freeze and the bumblebees?
Couple years back we planted lemon balm. Just wanted some.
It's invasive and spreads all over. Bees love that stuff and from the instant it starts blooming the lemon balm gets worked by many species of bees all at the same time. Want to see what's in the area? Try some lemon balm plants.
We got bumblebees, carpenter bees, and some that look like bumbles but are only shades of black. Leaf cutters you name it and we have them.
That lemon balm and all the bees that came once we planted it convinced me that it's possible to keep bees here and got me going.
Until then I hardly ever saw a bee of any kind and believe me I was looking.
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