Tag Archives: leaf-cutter bees

A day at the leaf-cutter bee nests

Jul 14, 2009 | Posted by in garden | 2

Today I’ll be posting pictures taken of my leaf-cutter bees live at the bee tubes, which are right outside my artist’s studio. Take a look at these earlier posts to find out all about these solitary bees. 1) And here are the first pictures of the day, a leaf-cutter clearing out paper from inside one of the tubes (click onRead more …

Leaf-cutter bees clear out the nesting tubes

Jun 24, 2009 | Posted by in garden | 2

An update on what the leaf-cutter bees are doing at the moment. Some bees are still hatching. The clicking sound of the bees nibbling away at the dried leaf cells is very audible if you’re sitting anywhere near the tubes, so it’s easy to know when they are working their way out! Here is a previous post showing leaf-cutter beesRead more …

Leaf-cutter bees outside my Studio

Jun 18, 2009 | Posted by in garden | 14

Why attract leaf-cutter bees? Leaf-cutter bees are incredible creatures to encourage into your garden or allotment – great to observe and look after, and they are wonderful pollinators. This kind of bee is a ‘solitary bee‘ which does not form a hive or make honey, but works alone, although they will nest side-by-side and not fight or compete. They areRead more …