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Mason Bees

By cattyal  
It's been a rather windy day today and this morning I heard a bit of a crash and dashed into the garden to find the bug hotel had blown over!

I dashed out and the bees waited patiently while I picked everything up, put it all back together and made sure the hotel was firmly attached to the garage.

I saw this pair go into the tubes so just stood there and waited for them to reappear - happily at the same time!

Tags: Bee Bees Mason bees Wildlife and nature

Voters: flowerpower59, mike9005, richmowil and 28 more

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kaybee Plus
16 7.6k 26 Scotland
11 May 2020 10:36PM
Did they go in and turn round? (which would be a neat trick) or go in from the other end?
11 May 2020 10:38PM
Nice capture. Mine came out a few weeks ago and have been in and out ever since,I have about 30 tubes in mine and nearly all were occupied.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
12 May 2020 12:31AM
They have given you a very good image.
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
12 May 2020 9:12AM

Quote:Did they go in and turn round? (which would be a neat trick) or go in from the other end?


They do indeed turn around within the tube - the other end is up against the back of the hotel and they seal that up before they start filling the tube Smile
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
12 May 2020 9:14AM

Quote:Nice capture. Mine came out a few weeks ago and have been in and out ever since,I have about 30 tubes in mine and nearly all were occupied.

I've just counted the filled tubes and so far I've got 52 long tubes all full up and a load of full short ones too Smile

There's about another 30 tubes available for occupation so they're doing their best to oblige!
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
12 May 2020 9:15AM

Quote:They have given you a very good image.

They can be very obliging and just carry on and ignore me Smile
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2201 United Kingdom
12 May 2020 9:41PM
Aaaaawh, they are lovely. So glad you managed to save the hotel, and no doubt so are the residents.
cattyal Plus
15 9.2k 6 England
18 May 2020 8:23AM
My apologies for the delay in returning - thanks everyone and thank you Alan and Pamela for your awards Smile

The sun is shining today so I'll be off on a long walk this morning and hope I find something worth pointing the camera at!

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