Is this a mason bee?

Is this a mason bee?

Lesia from Alberta sent us a great shot of an insect! Its not quite a mason bee, but a parasitic wasp looking for its prey!…

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Mason bee Tray Harvesting Pictures from Frank

Mason bee Tray Harvesting Pictures from Frank

Thanks Frank for the great pictures.  This will help a lot of folks when they open up their nesting trays. Adult parasitic wasps inside a…

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Ezy-Harvest Tubes live up to their name: Easy!

Ezy-Harvest Tubes live up to their name: Easy!

Cardboard tubes are used as nesting material for mason bees.  Tubes are one of the many different types of nests available for mason bees.  They…

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Stop parasitic wasps by using a net bag

Stop parasitic wasps by using a net bag

From summer to early winter place mason bee homes inside a net bag.  This will prevent your mason bees from being parasitized while they are…

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Parasitic wasp of mason bee cocoons

Parasitic wasp of mason bee cocoons

Margriet, Can you verify that this picture is a Parasitic Wasp (or not)? Thanks. Valeri Wade Wild Bird Chalet 705 Kentucky Street Bellingham, WA 98225…

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Predation by woodpeckers on Galiano island

Predation by woodpeckers on Galiano island

 Frank wrote yesterday:  Hi Margriet .. am forwarding an email (in mauve below) with images that I recently distributed to all the folks on my “Bee…

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