Me neither. There was a fat old queen working the apples when they first bloomed and there may have been a couple of small black ground nesting bees of some kind, too, but there’s nothing on the lupine today, which is about all I have blooming. Nine bark should start to bloom in a day or two, and I’ll watch for bees there. Beauty bush is coming along later.
I released my West Coast blue orchard bees in a drawer I bought years ago as part of a nesting block. I felt I had to deliver them from their cocoons by Cesarean Section. They all managed to get out of the drawer under their own power, but I haven’t seen hide nor hair of the them. I think that opening the cocoons induces a lot of trauma that may cause them to abscond even if it doesn’t actually kill them.
The alternative explanations for the dearth of pollinators are the cool, wet weather and the mosquito fog that the city releases up and down the streets early some mornings. … so much for relying on mosquitoes for pollination.
I have lured only one codling moth to my trap so far this season, so no economic damage is in prospect in that direction.