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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Beware of mice!

Beware of mice!

Somedays it seems like everything against us having great pollination in our gardens! There are numerous factors to consider when setting out your bees and…

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Mouse damage on CORN-Quicklock nesting trays

Mouse damage on CORN-Quicklock nesting trays

Quicklock trays are made out of a resin of which 70% is derived from the corn plant. Rodent damage can be severe as can be…

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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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Chickadees are predators of mason bees

Chickadees are predators of mason bees

Hi Margriet, I took the images of the Quicklock trays in the Highrise that have popped open. As you can see there are a few…

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Spiders eat bees

Spiders eat bees

Hello Margriet. This is my second year with a mason bee nest. When I cracked open my corn plastic stack to clean my nest last…

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