The bees seemed to arrive late this year. The lavender had been blooming for a couple of weeks when finally they arrived. They love my borage, which is one of those great herb/flowers that keeps seeding itself relentlessly. Besides attracting bees to the garden, borage is good for using the flowers in salads. I know the leaves are edible too, but they are quite hairy and rough, which I don’t like (although the flavor is nice, kind of cucumbery).