|You can see pollen on the back legs of this bee heading home.|
Look in the middle of the picture below. You will see a Mason Bee zooming in for a landing in one of the open holes.
|In the middle, a backside view of a bee zooming in for a landing.|
The bees fly right into the holes, and when they are done leave quickly. Getting a good photo was hard.
|Two hole filled with pollen and eggs and sealed on the outside.|
Watching this process has been so much fun, and the cost of making a bee hotel is nothing if you already have a drill and some scrap or gathered wood. I highly recommend it if you have bees in your area. -- Margy