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Post  LilBittyBean on 9/29/2019, 8:23 pm

Was working in the SFG this weekend and noticed a black bee buzzing around, carrying what appeared to be purple flower petals. It kept disappearing into what looked like a potter wasp's nest. The two times I saw it emerge from the nest, it was not carrying petals. 

Did a little research and identified the fascinating creature as a leafcutter bee. Also found out that they can be kept seasonally in a special bee-house. Does anyone here keep leafcutters? What's been your experience with them?

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 9/30/2019, 8:23 am

How cool! No, sorry, no experience here...
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Post  LilBittyBean on 9/30/2019, 1:10 pm

Thanks, AtlantaMarie! Leafcutters are pretty fascinating. Here is a good article about them: https://thehoneybeeconservancy.org/leafcutter-bee/

Hubby ordered a bee house for me... er... for them.  Very Happy I will be sure to update here with my escapades in attracting and housing these neat little bees.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/30/2019, 6:45 pm

Love it!  I have a ton of “other” bees, and they are fuzzy, I am sure some are these do-good-ers!
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