Interesting observations received

Interesting observations received

There are so many neat observations by folks…keep them coming.

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John's Field Shelter with a blue tarp

John’s Field Shelter with a blue tarp

Hi Margriet , here are photos of this years Hutch/Field Shelter at home. Thought that you may be interested in the design. Will sent pictures…

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Parasitic wasps of Mason Bees?

Parasitic wasps of Mason Bees?

From Norm Z. Can you ID these insects for me? If so what are it’s nesting habits? Thanks Here they are-lovely photos- any body know what species…

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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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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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