White fluff and Carder bees - Dave W.

White fluff and Carder bees – Dave W.

Dave W from Victoria writes.  “I noticed that some mud had been removed from my mason bee box, and when I looked closely in the…

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Cocoon size- from Frank M.

Cocoon size- from Frank M.

Frank M.  writes:  I’m sending this image to you to get an opinion about something that continues to puzzle me. These cocoons are part of…

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High definition- cool! from Greg

High definition- cool! from Greg

I took a high definition photo of some mason bees emerging from their cocoons.  The cocoons that I took out of the tubes were covered…

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Watch your step....from John J.

Watch your step….from John J.

It is early June and I am located in Vancouver.  It looks like we have  a Mason Bee population living under the  flagstones by the…

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Wingless mason bee-from Valer

Wingless mason bee-from Valer

I found this bee last spring and realized today that she has no wing on one side and what appears to be a deformed one…

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Red frass

Red frass

Here are 2 pictures of summer mason bee cocoons  (? species)  with  small red fecal pellets on the outside of the cocoons.  What is interesting…

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