I have re-blogged this post. It is perhaps a bit too hard-core bee for A French Garden but some people may be interested in an update on the bee hotels I have in the garden.
On the fourth of September last year I noticed a hole in my bee hotel had been beautifully sealed by carefully arranged sections of rose petals. (See Some Megachile).
On the 24 of May this year I noticed a hole had been chewed in the centre of it.
I could not resist removing the remains of the rose petals to get a better look. A new little bee was making her way into the world. However, it was 19.20 and domestic duties called and the light was fading for photographs.
It was 11.04 the next morning before I was able to get back to my bee and she seemed just to be waking up.
Seven minutes later and she was not making an enormous progress.
Then two minutes later there is movement from the hole above her.
Now which one should I focus on? The other one is larger…
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