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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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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Parasitic wasps of Mason Bees?

Parasitic wasps of Mason Bees?

From Norm Z. Can you ID these insects for me? If so what are it’s nesting habits? Thanks Here they are-lovely photos- any body know what species…

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Candling cocoons

Candling cocoons

A comment on this blog asked for more pictures on candling cocoons.  Just today I candled 4000 cocoons.  It seems like an awful lot, but…

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