Category Archives: 2013

Colorado’s “newest” bee

Megachile apicalis, a species introduced from Europe and a close relative of the alfalfa leaf-cutting bee, has made its way to Colorado, and what a stunner she is!  We reared this bee from one of The Bees’ Needs 2013 bee … Continue reading

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So one of the goals for The Bees’ Needs is to provide nesting sites for our native solitary wood-nesting bee species. If block 131150 is any indication, it looks like we are doing pretty well. Here’s the story – In … Continue reading

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2013 vs 2014

If you participated in 2013 and are still watching your block, you may have noticed new emergence holes in some of the nest plugs from last summer.  Emergence holes are the only data we will be tracking this summer from … Continue reading

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