Bombus melanopygus bumble bees using Mason Bees nesting tunnels

Bombus melanopygus bumble bees using Mason Bees nesting tunnels

From MB I’ve been keeping mason bees for four years now and earlier this month I came across something I have never seen/read/heard about before….

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Colourful flowers feed an array of bumble bees.

Colourful flowers feed an array of bumble bees.

Today I stopped by a Oliver Woods Recreation centre in Nanaimo (BC Canada).  It is a beautiful facility. What really took my fancy were the…

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An amazing old fashioned rose, Quadra Island,BC

An amazing old fashioned rose, Quadra Island,BC

This beautiful and wonderfully scented rose is a mega-attractant to bees.  A old variety that has a great capacity for nectar production.  It was quite…

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Joe's bumble bee nest

Joe’s bumble bee nest

Two bumble bees ready for flight. This is a large new queen that will be hibernating over the winter. Joe S. from Burnaby showed me…

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Honey bee and Mason bee on Dandelion Flower

Honey bee and Mason bee on Dandelion Flower

This is one of my favorite flowers!  Dandelions are a welcome color in the spring and they are a great source of both nectar and pollen…

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Bumble bees in bird house

Bumble bees in bird house

Kathy- Langley, BC sent me these photos of a bumble bees nesting in a bird house last spring.  This is not an uncommon occurrance.  Bumble bees…

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