Summer is well on the way now. Summer mason bees are about, collecting pollen from various summer flowers like Oregano. These bees are a lot smaller than spring mason bees, but are often the same blue-black colour.
In July, I took all my nests down from various sites and have placed them inside net bags and under cover. I opened one of the nests, and cocoons are fully developed.
More recently I have been busy creating more video clips for a number of products, so that it is easy to see how the product works. When they are on the web site, I will place the links on this blog.
In the meantime, a lot of mason bee keepers have emailed me some great photo-stories. I will be posting these over the next couple of weeks.
Have a great summer! Margriet
|On the left is a photo of newly emerged males. On the right, note the paper wasp nest hanging on the inside of a Beediverse Royal house. These wasps do not create a paper cover for their nests. This wasp nest never seems to get larger than about 50 individuals. What a perfect place for a predatory wasp. Food at their doorstep! When you see them in your bee house- remove them. Thank you for the photos Margaret.