When the desert flower blooms in the spring, the bees are busy killing the honeybees

The blooming desert flower may have something to do with the bees killing off the honeybee population in California’s central valley.

The bees in the region have been in decline since the mid-1990s, but honeybees have been able to find new places to lay their eggs in the drought-battered region.

This year’s blooming of the desert flowering is one of the first indications that the honey bees have recovered and are returning to the area, said Jeff Schoene, the head of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

In the past, when honeybees were abundant in the central valley, the bloom was an indication that the bees were getting the upper hand in the fight against the drought, he said.

But this year’s bloom was unusual because it was so rare, Schoen said.

He said the blooming is a sign that the bee population is thriving.

“I’m surprised that it’s blooms at all,” he said, adding that honeybees are not only the only bees in that area, but also the largest species in the western United States.