on 02-04-2019 20:00
Glad you enjoy it, I know you are for nature too.
Bye for now
thank you @TallTrees ... yes, I am for nature
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
on 02-04-2019 20:33
That is so kind of you @Anonymous
these dear little birds are on the
RSPB endangered list, you are a star
thank you @TallTrees yes, sparrows are on the British Endangered Species List
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
on 02-04-2019 22:20
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
(Thanks to @Cleoriff who taught me how to put in a link )
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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on 03-04-2019 09:11
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.
on 03-04-2019 09:24
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.