The weather is warm, most of the spring flowers have passed, and some of the late spring plants are beginning to bloom. This is bringing out the bees. The Mesquite tree in our backyard is starting to bloom and the bees are buzzing. In a previous posts, I was making native bee condos and placing some around my house.
Well…it’s starting to happen. The bees are beginning to take up residency on some of the holes. I didn’t have to advertise on craigslist or put a “for rent” sign up. They found the bee condo themselves.
Here is a picture of one of my new tenants.
She wasn’t bothered by me snapping away with the camera. It didn’t even seem to faze her. But why would it. These bees are not aggressive. I think she is happy she found a good nesting site, next to the Mesquite tree, AND it’s rent free. The dog hair above her nest is part of the package. Who wouldn’t want that deal?
I will keep you all posted as to the status of the bee condo tenants.
So, how are your bee condos doing?