Pollen mites inside red mason bee box- video

March 16, 2013

in A selection of my garden wildlife videos, Red mason solitary bees, Solitary Bee Observation Box

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Pollen mites (hairy fingered mites, hairy footed mites) inside red mason bee cells

More details to follow, the cocoons will need to be cleaned.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

marian March 19, 2013 at 9:34 am

Terrific photography and information George. Have washed and cleaned the cocoons as you said in vermiculite and sand. After studying with a good magnifying glass, they appear to look good, lets just hope so. Looking forward to some good spring weather so that some of the cocoons can be put inthe box container under the tower. Saw the first big bumble bee Sunday, came into the greenhouse not particularly interested in the geraniums that are in flower, buy headed to the heathers that are in full colour in the garden.

Keep posting valuable info please George.

Bye for now – Marian


nurturingnature March 27, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Hi Marian, Thanks for your kind comments..there is more to come! Not seen one bumblebee at all although I am glad and just hope that most are still hibernating……dreadful for them if they are n’t. Cheers for now, George


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