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Mason Bee story


Can’t beelieve it! 🐝 So I took down My two very tired, tatty bug hotels from my garden and just stuck ‘m in a corner by back door. Whilst having a drink I notice that the mason bees have now taken to using it as their nesting site. However I put up a purpose built contraption in my border this year in anticipation of them loving my bespoke state of the art bee expert approved hotel. But no- they prefer the old, tatty ones in the corner on the floor by the back door! I’m watching them no flying in & out …. can’t bee – lieve it……..🤣

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well there's gratitude for you haha.
we had a similar thing with bird boxes. they ignored the new ones and used the tatty old ones instead. I wonder if the new smell puts them off? I bet they get used next year though.

21 May, 2020


That's a great example of 'Sod's Law' is it not? :)

22 May, 2020


Yes exactly! Like Seaburngirl said maybe next year will be more successful.

22 May, 2020


Our poor abandoned one is as empty as ever...

22 May, 2020


Lol typical reminds me of giving the kids their Christmas presents but would rather play with the box it came out of. I am sure other critters will find use of your new one at least you have the mason bees visiting even if its in the old boxes.

23 May, 2020


Gosh, wildlife can be so unpredictable! Fussy beggars aren’t they! They can still surprise us that’s for sure!

24 May, 2020


If I was looking for a new home, I would prefer one that had been lived in with that nice homely feel too:-) My daughter has a bees nest underneath her shed, she told me they were bumble bees. I had a wasp nest years ago at the end of my garden. I spent hours watching them and was amazed to see that they dance like bees:-)

25 Jun, 2020


Just discovered two wasps best in my old conifer hedge but won’t be removing them as they’re not causing any harm. (Yet) Been watching them gnawing wood off fence panels that they make unto a pulp to make their nest. Fascinating. Also, they are good to have in the garden so for now I’m leaving them to it!

27 Jun, 2020


I left mine too, they were no problem and the aphids suffered loss:-)

28 Jun, 2020

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