Yesterday, I posted about the bee hotel at a local park. You can refer to that post if you’re interested in making a bee hotel of your own.
Otherwise, here were some of the bees nesting in the hotel, sorted by species.
“Five star accommodations!” says Megachile pugnata
“My room was a bit cramped. Three stars.”
“I thought it was very comfortable!”
It’s hard to photograph bees as the they’re entering the nesting holes. I have a lot of shots like this one of bee-hinds.
“The view was amazing!”
“I would recommend it to my friends!”
“The restaurant was good too. Oh. Is…is there something on my face?”
Vrroom, coming in for a landing.
The Megachile pugnata loved the bamboo best.
“The neighbors were too noisy!!”
“The perfect size for me and my family!”
I like this one because she looks like she’s falling out.
“We rented the dead log suites. They were perfect!”
This Anthidium oblongatum can be distinguished from Anthidium manicatum by its orange tegulae (wing base covers).
(Note the dark wing base covers)
Cute little Megachile! Love his mustache
Hey, no boys allowed!
She was super fast, but you can see her shiny green butt heading into a dead log.
*Reading the sign*
“Hello!!!! Come again now, ya hear?”