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 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.
They live in holes, so you can purchase a cute mason bee house, or simply drill holes in a block of wood.
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.
The mason bee likes to lay its eggs in hollow plant stems, s o we have made our artificial nests from lengths of bamboo canes bundled together.
The large mason bee could disappear forever, the report commissioned by Friends of the Earth said.
2:45 MASON BEE (MEGACHILIDAE: OSMIA) ABUNDANCE AND DIVERSITY IN NORTH GEORGIA APPLE ORCHARDS FROM 20102012: THE ROLE OF OSMIA DURING PREMATURE APPLE BLOOM CONDITIONS.
WE read Graham Porter's article on his concern for the bee and wondered if he or other readers have heard of the wiggly wigglers and the Mason bee nester?