Hurray! It looks like we'll have pears this year. Each year since getting our property, our pear trees have been loaded. We kept missing getting them. Byt the time we'd get to the property, they'd all be gone. Last year, there were no pears. None. Nada. My theory is that at the time of pollination, there were lots of loud, heavy machinery nearby - building our house and my parents house. The bees probably went elsewhere.
This year, spring was more peaceful. The trees have lots of baby pears. Mmmmmm!