Nesting material

Phragmite reeds cut into sections and assembled into groups for nesting material.


Notice the natural partitions in each reed. This helps keep other insects out yet lets air flow through the reed.


6"-7" reeds ready for nest assembly.


Mason bees at work

Mason bee at work filling a nesting tube.


Many bees hard at work. Nests are nearly full.


Filled reeds. Notice the different methods of filling. Osmia lignaria and Osmia Californica.


Harvesting cocoons

Osmia lignaria inside a reed.


Osmia lignaria inside a reed.


Female Osmia lignaria ready for storage.


Group of male and female Osmia lignaria.


Single male and female Osmia lignaria.


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