Nancy’s bee hotel occupied

 

Nancybeehotel

 

Nancy fixed the bee hotel she made at St Peter’s Church in February to her garden’s very warm south facing wall. We saw it today, when she opened her lovely garden as part of the Open Garden Scheme. And we were thrilled to see that about five of the bamboo tubes were sealed with mud, which means Red Mason bees have checked-in and laid their eggs here.

Next year there could be as many as 30 bees emerging from the nest in the early spring, like this one.

mason_bee_emerging

 

 

One thought on “Nancy’s bee hotel occupied

  1. Connie Schmotzer

    Hi Nancy,
    Your picture of the emerging bee is wonderful. Would you mind if we used it on a poster that our Master Gardeners are creating locally to encourage pollinator preservation?
    Connie

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