Monthly Archives: May 2015

Chewed Vegetation (part 1) & Mason Bees

Depending on species, Leaf-cutting bees (Family Megachilidae) use a variety of things to make nest plugs including mud, resin, plant fuzz, and as their name implies, leaves. Many of our leaf-cutting bees chew leaves into a pulp as they build … Continue reading

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Resin Plugs (part 1) and their Bugs

Some of the best nest plugs in the bug business are made of sticky plant sap–as it dries, it hardens into a protective door and can stand on its own or be topped off with debris.  Today we’ll cover two … Continue reading

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Spider Web “Plugs” and Spider “Bugs”

Spiders strike fear in many of us, but they are an important part of our natural world and can even be pretty darn cute! Your bee block is the perfect place to call home for a variety of critters, so … Continue reading

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