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Re: Awakening Sleeping BEEuties

Yes, I did wonder if they had been 'conned' by the recent good weather?

 

I have read this week about other 'hibernating animals' waking up a month earlier than normal...smiling

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Hi @WispaRed7 

Glad you enjoy it, I know you are for nature too.

Bye for nowheart eyes



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@TallTrees wrote:

Hi @WispaRed7 

Glad you enjoy it, I know you are for nature too.

Bye for nowheart eyes


thank you @TallTrees ... yes, I am for nature smiling

Today I received a delivery of 10 suet & seed filled coconut halves ... these I put up 2 at a time in the old hawthorn hedge along the canal towpath to feed 2 flocks of sparrows bird

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That is so kind of you @WispaRed7 

these dear little birds are on the

RSPB endangered list, you are a star heart eyes



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@TallTrees wrote:

That is so kind of you @WispaRed7 

these dear little birds are on the

RSPB endangered list, you are a star heart eyes


thank you @TallTrees  yes, sparrows are on the British Endangered Species List Smiley Sad

I get simple pleasure out of watching the birds at the feeders

I did try some in my yard but no birds came ... however ... I have a cat so perhaps it's for the best

I do have a ceramic bird bath on the outside table ... & ... the neighbourhood blackbird comes to drink

 

 

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@TallTrees this is an insect hotel I saw recently in the garden of the Friends Meeting House, Skipton (aka Quakers) ... will go again soon to see if there are any insects about smiling

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@TallTrees wrote:

Hi @ComaChameleon 

They use the tubes as nests for the next generation of Red Mason Bees,

Usually about 10 little bees to one tube. 

The new generation of red mason bees of 2019 only live until about June/July after they have placed

the new generation of bees into the tubes ready for the following year.

They do use the nesting boxes over night if it gets cold during April - July.

There is a link on my post showing what they look like last year 

about October.

(Thanks to @Cleoriff who taught me how to put in a link heart eyes)

 


@TallTrees 

Yes, I saw that thread last year, but was asking myself many questions. As I only know hives and people getting honey from them.

So you dont get honey, they dont life in it ... Where do they sleep? 

It sounds more like a bee-hotel

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Hi @WispaRed7 

That is nice of the Quaker Hall how considerate of them.

There will be insects and by the look of it tubes that can

attract solitary bees. Well Done Q.H Skipton and you

for noticing it.



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Hi @ComaChameleon 

My bees and most other bees are solitary bees. They do not produce honey in a comb.

They put pollen and nectar in with their egg and seal it up. So their off spring have

the food to develop.  Each tube 7 to 10 bee cells.

These bees Red Mason Bees are essential pollinators they are the best pollinators

of all bees because they carry lots of pollen on their "woolly" bodies and distribute

this between all plants as they fetch and carry for their off-spring.

They are specialists in Fruit Orchards for pollinating all the fruit, very popular with big

fruit growers. Some put up these Bee Hotels in the farm along side their orchards.

They are Bee Hotels my hotel has the exact size of tube to attract the Red Mason Bee

Other hotels have different sizes to attract a number of different bees.

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