Red Mason Bee (Osmia bicornis) male and the cocoon balancing act!

January 23, 2014

in A selection of my garden wildlife videos, Gardening For Wildlife, Insects, Red mason solitary bees

Male Red Mason bee (Osmia bicornis) and his balancing cocoon act!

After taking a little over an hour to chew his way out of his cocoon, it appeared the cocoon did not want to be left behind! Made me laugh although he was one frustrated bee!

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Marian January 23, 2014 at 9:38 pm

Enjoyed that George, very frustrating for the bee!!

Please can you update me what I need to do with the leaf cutters, shall I leave them how they are, or do I need to peel off the surrounding segments of leaf, Or is it too early to do this??


nurturingnature January 23, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Will email you Marian. 🙂 G


Rosie February 19, 2014 at 6:51 pm

this reminds me of the acrobatic insect that Charlie Hamilton-James recreated in a documentary last year!


nurturingnature February 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm

It was so funny to watch…. it could n’t get off the treadmill!!:0) George


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