Wild Honey bees

Asked June 1, 2017, 9:44 PM EDT

On my daily walks this year, I notice that there are no bees in the wild flowers and clover blossoms like there were last year. This is in the west MT. Scott area of Happy Valley. There are generally a lot less other insects as well. What is the problem?

Clackamas County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question about bees. As you may have read over the last decade, bees of every species are experiencing a severe decline in population due to several factors, and they apply both to wild and to cultivated bees. Here's a link to an article about those factors, and what is being done to help them. Perhaps you'd like to use some of their suggestions to help!

Thanks for writing!