I happened onto your blog while searching online for some information about bees.
I live in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles. I am an avid gardener and thus pay pretty close attention to what’s going on in and around my yard.
From time to time I find a dead or dying honeybee in my driveway, or back yard, or somewhere around the place. I would say that in the summer there might be as many as one a week, at the most.
I doubt anyone around here is using bad chemicals on their property, as weeds are more the norm, and few of my neighbors really seem to garden or care much about their outdoor space per se.
Is there anyone studying this phenomenon? I read from time to time that bees are having a hard time these days and was wondering if I should be sending the dead bees to someone who might want to have a look at them for research purposes.