Lure in the bumble bees!

Discussion in 'Mason & other alternative bees' started by ablanton, May 19, 2012.

  1. ablanton

    ablanton New Member

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    My wife has this plant that she calls "Lamb's Ear". I noticed this morning that it was swarming with about a dozen bumble bees! We have lots of bumble bees, but I had never seen so many concentrated on one plant before. It was cool.

    But, also a word of warning... take a look at the thread under "Pests & Diseases" to see the possible link between this plant and SHB. I don't yet know if that link to SHB is good or bad...
     

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    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    Create nest sites if you want bumble bees. It can be as simple as a block of wood with 3/8 inch holes drilled deep into the blocks.
     

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    Mosti New Member

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    What does a bumble bee do exactly, apart from buzzing and pollenating?
     
  4. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    3/8 " holes in wood blocks is for mason bees, not bumble bees.