Mason Bees – Part 2

Last time we talked about how thrilled we were to have Mason Bees here in the courtyard at Ashe Warren.  We were especially pleased to see that they were very attracted to the Bee Hotel that we told you we had installed earlier in the year.  Today they are busy creating small nectar filled cells in the bamboo and card tubes in the Bee Hotel.
Photographic evidence always helps so here you go, a series of photo’s showing Red Mason Bees engineering the holes to suite their purpose.  You  can even see the ones that they have completed, where they have laid their eggs – up to 10 per tube –  with a little food and sealed them in with mud.