Where I live in central Maine it’s been an unusual year. We’ve had a slow start due to cold, but even so I haven’t seen more than one bumblebee in my garden. Just one bumblebee, and no honeybees at all. In some nearby woods a hole twenty feet up a tree had held an active hive of honeybees for years; this year the tree is quiet.
The effect isn’t hypothetical; a plum tree has put out and shed its flowers without showing any sign of fruit. Blueberry bushes have flowered, too, but the blossoms appear untended.
Are the bees buzzing where you live?