Denizens of the Bee Hotel

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.

Megachile pugnata

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“Five star accommodations!” says Megachile pugnata

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“My room was a bit cramped. Three stars.”

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“I thought it was very comfortable!”

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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.

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“The view was amazing!”

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“I would recommend it to my friends!”

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“The restaurant was good too. Oh. Is…is there something on my face?”

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Vrroom, coming in for a landing.

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The Megachile pugnata loved the bamboo best.

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“The neighbors were too noisy!!”

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“The perfect size for me and my family!”

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I like this one because she looks like she’s falling out.

Anthidium oblongatum

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“We rented the dead log suites. They were perfect!”

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This Anthidium oblongatum can be distinguished from Anthidium manicatum by its orange tegulae (wing base covers).

Anthidium manicatum

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ZZZooooommm

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(Note the dark wing base covers)

Megachile sp.

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Cute little Megachile! Love his mustache

Halictus ligatus

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Hey, no boys allowed!

Augochlorini

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She was super fast, but you can see her shiny green butt heading into a dead log.

Bonus Bees

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*Reading the sign*

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“Hello!!!! Come again now, ya hear?”

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7 thoughts on “Denizens of the Bee Hotel

  1. Pingback: Bee Hotels don’t just attract bees | standingoutinmyfield

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