I live on a house on a hill that we named Bluebird Hill. As you might guess, we do have bluebirds, but I am an avid gardener and have planted for all types of birds, butterflies and especially bees. Are you aware that there is a crisis with our bees? Entire hives have been wiped out by a virus. So, I truly appreciate seeing them, helping to pollinate my flowers, trees & shrubs. It is false to think that they will sting, since they only do so when provoked. They help with the fruits & veggie production, and taking a teaspoon of local honey will help those that suffer from spring allergies. I purchase mine at the farmers market.
Below is an article stating that big companies are working on stopping the sale of some pesticides that affect our home gardens. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/09/lowes-pesticides-bees_n_703
This time of the year is so exciting for me. Everything is bursting into bloom. The air smells fresh, the days are getting longer, and I have more energy. I hope you will join me, and we can walk the garden path together...donnajean