Super walls- a closeup

Super walls- a closeup

   When bee finds a nesting tunnel in wood, plastic or some other material, the female bee will place mud inside the cavity to create the perfectly…

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Cocoons in cotton-like material

Cocoons in cotton-like material

From: Harriet WSubject: weird yellow fluffy substance found Message Body:When I was recently taking down my mason bee hotels and houses, I found a yellow…

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Bright orange pollen in Observation nest-update

Bright orange pollen in Observation nest-update

UPDATE BELOW An interesting observation from Diane. “This morning I peaked into small observation nest purchased some years ago and noted a bright red color on…

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Inside the nest- healthy cocoons and mites

Inside the nest- healthy cocoons and mites

Here is Frank’s third photo.  “015 shows channels with healthy cocoons, but I’ve never seen so much bee frass!!  The only part of the cocoons visible…

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Inside the nest-pupae and wiry frass

Inside the nest-pupae and wiry frass

Here is Frank’s photo number 017  “It shows a wooden tray infested with foreign larvae, plus at least four different-looking types of wiry frass.  Are they all…

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Inside the nest- many white pupae

Inside the nest- many white pupae

Here is photo 011 by Frank M.  Frank writes “011 shows just how abundant these foreign larvae were in some cases.  In this image, they…

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