Bee Pics



Harvest training at Tsugawa’s.  We had a great time.

Resting Lady

Girl taking a nap.  (Thanks to Moe  for the pic)

Female Bee on fingers

Close up of a female Blue Orchard Mason Bee.

Boy bee up close

Close up of a male Blue Orchard Mason Bee.  Notice the white on the face.

Horned Bee 4

Japanese Hornfaced Bee.  Notice the body stripes and slightly browner than the Blue Orchard Bee.

Japanese Horned Bee

Japanese Hornfaced Bee.  Subtile differences from the Blue Orchard bee.  Slightly smaller, but every bit as good at pollination.

Top of Male Bee

Top of male Blue Orchard Mason Bee.

Pretty boy 2

Male Mason Bee.  The tan stuff on the front of the hatching chamber is the male bee pheromone.  It attracts the females back to the box for mating and laying eggs.

Bee on two fingers

They are really not aggressive.  This is a female newly hatched.


Bumblebees and mason bees get along well.
Bee ArchangelHoney bees and mason bees get along well also.

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