Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Blue Banded Bees

These lovely little bees are making their home in our new home!

The mudbrick walls have plenty of holes in them and the bees are all excited. Since we could tell they weren't eurpoean wasps, so after that, we're quite happy to have them here.

Turns out they're Blue Banded bees and are useful pollinators and aren't likely to sting anyone.

I think this means we need to get re-mudding the walls either now (so they have time to make a nest in a new wall - perhaps one we make just for them), or we might have to wait until next spring, after the baby bees are all grown up and left home.

Judging by the number of other things on our to-do list, I'm thinking we will be mudding next spring!

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