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Bee - Anthophora villosula - male

Bee - Anthophora villosula - Male
Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
April 12, 2016
This bee seems to be nesting with my other mason bees. It is bigger than the mason bees, and I only see it bumbling around in the morning, as if it just sleeps in the hole.

Moved from ID Request.

Hello Lorien; sadly I cannot help you with bee but I am curious how long it took for bees to start coming to your refugia and nesting sites? I have set out some dead sumac canes that I predrilled for bee "houses" and am curious to know your thoughts and success.

I bought mason bee cocoons fr
I bought mason bee cocoons from a local farmer (winter of 2014), so it's difficult for me to say which are from that batch, and which are from the neighborhood. Last year, they started hatching early April. This year, they started hatching mid-march. Not sure where you are located, but I noticed nesting behavior when fruit trees started to bloom (cherry, apple). I hope that helps.

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