Sunday, 19 June 2016

Lone bee hotel

 I checked, and I'd put it up last year, July 30th: Mason bee, pollen bee or solitary bee nest box.

#13 hatched out May 12 (laid Aug. 24)
#20 hatched May 13 (laid Aug. 24)
#6, 7, 8 were laid in on Aug. 20, and appear to be getting darker.
#9 was done the same day, but it is a mason wasp!
#6 gone
#7 gone May 19.
#8, # 18 May 21

The last two have not hatched out. I suspect the larger ones are mason wasps.


Powell River Books said...

You keep really good records. I haven't seen a bee in weeks. All of the holes are filled in the first bee hotel and about half in the second one I put up later in the Spring. It was fun to watch them work. - Margy

William Kendall said...

Quite a contraption to have in the yard!