Harvest training at Tsugawa’s. We had a great time.
Girl taking a nap. (Thanks to Moe for the pic)
Close up of a female Blue Orchard Mason Bee.
Close up of a male Blue Orchard Mason Bee. Notice the white on the face.
Japanese Hornfaced Bee. Notice the body stripes and slightly browner than the Blue Orchard Bee.
Japanese Hornfaced Bee. Subtile differences from the Blue Orchard bee. Slightly smaller, but every bit as good at pollination.
Top of male Blue Orchard Mason Bee.
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.
They are really not aggressive. This is a female newly hatched.