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Bee nest

Observed: 2nd May 2011 By: RebeccaTheedRebeccaTheed’s reputation in Invertebrates
bee nest in potting tray
bee nest in potting tray 1

We found what looked like a half completed, or an abandoned nest inside the potting shed, inbetween stacked potting trays. I think that it is a mason bees nest.

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Rebecca, if you keep this in a cool place, it may well produce bees next year, or just as interesting, their wasp parasitoids such as Gasteruption, Mellitobia, Sapyga, etc. or inquiline beetles such as Ptinus sexpunctatus.