Thursday, February 2, 2012


The tragedy of Auckland's bee die-off continues unabated, such that it is now unusual to see three bees at the same time in the same place. So we were delighted to find these gorgeous girls in the garden earlier in the week. For you gardeners wanting to attract bees, the answer is here: grow exotic desert cacti that flower once every few years and whose flowers last a day. OK, it's a lot of cacti but as long as we remain of the view that the bee problem will sort itself out, them's the breaks.