Practical Handbook of Bee Culture

Not only I’m not segregating the queen, but there are not queens at all among mason bees, each one is on its own. I provide shelter and plants.

I don’t know if this counts as guerrilla beekeeping, but anyway.

Quite a busy day yesterday for my mason bees, despite the cold.

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I took some photos trying not to disturb them, I hope they didn’t mind.

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A seemingly exhausted male (see the white tuft of hair).

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An enthusiastic orgy. At some point the female lost grip so they all fell on the potted chives underneath.

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