I live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It’s 29 April 2009 … This should be the time of year for “bees to become active again and start feeding and reproducing”, but they’re nowhere to be found.
In this part of the world during this time of the year we usually have a lot of honeybees flying around and feasting on the fresh blossoms, but this year I’ve hardly seen any. This is probably why “a group of Vancouver environmentalists is trying to stop the strange disappearance of bee populations, by creating new urban habitats for the insects.”
Below you will find some information I put together in 2007 to address this issue. Unfortunately, since this is not just a Vancouver phenomenon, the information is not outdated.