WOW! I drop out for a couple of days and this thread just took off! I LOVE it!
Yes, I was mostly talking about squash and cucumber and the lack of almost ANY bees in my yard last year.
I have to admit that I'd like to try keeping honey bees at some point in my life but just can't swing the expense of an electric bear fence right now.
This past weekend I did plant a bunch of flowers and am crossing my fingers for the return of ALL bees this year (except the dang wood borers!
Thanks for all the insights and suggestions as well as the education!