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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.
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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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"Medium-sized and rust-coloured, the red mason bee is on the wing from April (when apple trees blossom) to around June," says award-winning gardening writer Kate Bradbury.
The scientists were particularly interested in how different temperatures in winter and spring affect the hatching time of the European orchard bee (Osmia cornuta) and of the red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) as well as the onset of flowering in the pasque flower.
Buzz off to the National Trust's Attingham Park on Sunday to find out more about one of the UK's native bee species, the Red Mason bee.
Award-winning garden writer Kate Bradbury said: "Mediumsized and rust-coloured, the red mason bee is on the wing from April (when apple trees blossom) to June.
By setting up a mason bee nest on a balcony or in a garden, any person can become a breeder and provide bees with a place to reproduce.
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Students can create an effective mason bee dwelling while learning how to properly use the tools within a school's ET laboratory and applying scientific concepts and practices (Figure 2), A 4" x 4" pine post is ideal for this project, but other pieces of untreated lumber will suffice.
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