mason bee


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mason bee

n.
Any of various solitary bees of the family Megachilidae that build nests from mud, chewed leaves, or resin.

mason bee

n
(Animals) any bee of the family Megachilidae that builds a hard domelike nest of sand, clay, etc, held together with saliva
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Noun1.mason bee - any of numerous solitary bees that build nests of hardened mud and sandmason bee - any of numerous solitary bees that build nests of hardened mud and sand
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
family Megachilidae, Megachilidae - leaf-cutting and mason bees
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The store sells a beehive starter kit as well as mason bee starter kits.
Family Apidae), the orchard mason bee, Osmia lignaria Say (Family Megachilidae), and two species of squash bees, Peponapis pruinosa Say and Xenoglossa strenua Cresson (Family Apidae), although nearly 500 species of bees inhabit the state (Burley, 2007).
A single female mason bee can pollinate over 1,000 flowers over the course of her six- to eight-week lifespan during the spring months (Althorenna, 2017).
Attract helpful pollinators with a mason bee board.
The Large Mason Bee is Britain's rarest solitary bee and is found only at two sites where it forages nectar from horseshoe vetch, bramble and bugle.
In the current study, we have surveyed mason bee species diversity and abundance in North Georgia apple orchards for the -past four years.
Open-cell parasitism shapes maternal investment patterns in the Reel Mason bee, Osmia rufa.
While scientists work to pinpoint the causes of colony collapse, anyone with a yard or garden can help native bees, including the sweat bee, the orchard mason bee and the bumblebee.
They then fed the pollen to larvae of two closely related generalist species of mason bee (Osmia bicornis and Osmia cornuta) to see how well the larvae developed.
Try the Countryside Culture Mason Bee Block House ($22; Northwest Nature Shop, northwest natureshop.
WHILE all bees are great pollinators, the Red Mason bee in particular is extremely efficient at pollination, more so than honey bees or bumble bees, and if you're a keen fruit grower they will give you an improved fruit yield.