What mason bee is this?

What mason bee is this?

Hi,   I have a number of bees at one of my houses this year. I’m familiar with the Blue one but wondering what the reddish…

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Video of ground nesting bees in UK-cool!

Video of ground nesting bees in UK-cool!

Sent:Saturday, September 29, 2012 1:34 PM Subject: Ground bees Dear Margriet We have a bee problem in our garden in Aston Tirrold in the UK…

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Striped bee. What is it?

Striped bee. What is it?

Hi Margriet, I’m wondering if you would be able to identify these ‘bees’ in my dad’s garden for me.  I don’t believe they are mason…

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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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Osmia californica bees and nests

Osmia californica bees and nests

Michael emailed me with a question on setting out new nests when the old nests are getting filled.  He asked if adding a nest close…

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