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OH the bees we will see…

April 29, 2015 thebeeswaggle

More review on native bees I have covered so far.

Leafcutter Bees

Solitary

Friendly

Active late Spring through Summer

Nest in holes and can excavate soft wood to make a nest.

Don’t make honey

Need leaves for egg cells

You can be a good host to these bees by providing a similar house to the mason bee house (which you can buy at our online store, just follow The Bees Waggle Store link to the right.)  Leafcutter bees also fill holes with their leafy egg cells to incubate over the winter and emerge in the Spring.  Do not use pesticides and plant lots of flowers for them to collect pollen and nectar.





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