Monthly Archives: May 2013

Why is that block so small?

Good question.  The block in the photo of the Longmont Osmia lignaria sighting posted below on May 24th is different from most the Bee Blocks in this study. For this pilot season, we made 250 standard Bee Blocks to pass … Continue reading

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Bees are nesting

I have a bee in my block!  Right in the heart of Longmont in a Bee Block that is sitting on my front porch, an Osmia lignaria has set up shop in a ¼” hole (A3).  This hole is somewhat … Continue reading

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And so it beegins!

 A funny thing happened to me this morning. I was about to bring the last 6 bee blocks with their workbooks to the museum. And as I was loading them into my truck, I saw a cute little face emerging … Continue reading

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Spider Webs

What a CRAZY snow-filled spring.  So far the only things in my family’s Bee Block have been an earwig, a very cold queen yellowjacket (these will not nest in the Bee Blocks), and spiders – LOTS of spiders.  The spider … Continue reading

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