Monday, May 04, 2015

New Bees!

Mason Bee Bedroom
Saturday I acquired 100 mason bee cocoons from Crown Bees in Woodinville.
Their new home is an east-facing house on a post in my south yard. In the garden below is a small hole for them to mine for mud. The one spot not filled in with plants is directly below the faucet.
As per directions, I let them hatch on their own for a day. Sunday afternoon I took the next step: to open cocoons very carefully with nail scissors and help them get out.
The first one was a surprise and a delight; after a while, it got to be routine, but still delightful.
I video'd one exiting and was entertained when it did something unexpected:

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