Frank M. from Victoria, BC sends photos and writes about his mason bee "harvesting group"

Frank M. from Victoria, BC sends photos and writes about his mason bee “harvesting group”

I’m writing to tell you briefly about our 2010 harvest, and also am sending some images of weird and wonderful things that we encountered in…

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? Fruit fly larvae in mason bee nesting tunnel

? Fruit fly larvae in mason bee nesting tunnel

Photo #1.  Joe S. from Burnaby, BC showed me this interesting occupant of his Beediverse Quicklock nesting trays. The photo above shows 2 nesting tunnels.  The…

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Beneficial wasp pupae inside a mason bee nesting tunnel

Beneficial wasp pupae inside a mason bee nesting tunnel

Hartley R. from Vancouver BC, forwarded me a photo taken by Daryl A. from Vancouver, BC and asked for some feedback.  This blue nesting tray (an Eco-Quicklock…

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Mason Bees,Resin bees and leafcutter bees

Mason Bees,Resin bees and leafcutter bees

This is how some insects overwinter, protected from the winter elements and predators, until the following spring.  When you open  routered nesting tunnels or Beediverse…

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Summer Solitary bees including Resin Bees

Summer Solitary bees including Resin Bees

A great photo by Mike N. of Vancouver, BC.  It shows 3 out of 4 occupied nesting tunnels. The three occupied nesting tunnels are full…

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