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Nests for leafcutter bees

Posted by blueberrytalk on December 5, 2010

Elderberry nests for Leafcutters

Plants that have a soft pith in their stems provide a natural nest site for Leafcutter bees. We have helped the bees by drilling out the soft pith of Elderberry branches. The Elderberry nests will be set out in a box where cocoons will be released this spring. We hope to gather more cocoons for next year. Some Leafcutter bees already make cocoons in the nests we place out for Mason bees.

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