December- what to do

December- what to do

1.  With snow falling all around us, it is a good time to clean any nesting trays which have benn emptied of cocoons earlier in…

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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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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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Stop parasitic wasps by using a net bag

Stop parasitic wasps by using a net bag

From summer to early winter place mason bee homes inside a net bag.  This will prevent your mason bees from being parasitized while they are…

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Parasitic wasp of mason bee cocoons

Parasitic wasp of mason bee cocoons

Margriet, Can you verify that this picture is a Parasitic Wasp (or not)? Thanks. Valeri Wade Wild Bird Chalet 705 Kentucky Street Bellingham, WA 98225…

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