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11/07/2012 at 06:48
Hi, I have noticed that some of the holes in my bug house seem to have what looks like leaves blocking some of the holes, I regularly see bees in the holes but I'm not sure if it's the weather that has blown wet leaves onto the holes and they have stuck there or if it's a deliberate insect related cover, does anyone have any ideas?
11/07/2012 at 06:59

Sounds like you've got leaf-cutter bees there http://www.bumblebee.org/OTHERbees2.html#leafcutter

If you look around the garden you'll probably find leaves with semi-circles cut out of them - often on roses - great that you're encouraging the bees - we need them so much  http://www.turning-earth.co.uk/leaf_cutter_bee.htm

12/07/2012 at 17:23
Thanks Dove, I'm trying to encourage all kinds of things except cats!!!
12/07/2012 at 19:30

The Leaf Cutter Bees in our garden like Fuchsia Genii,Acer Orange Dream and Phlox Bright Eyes best

Pam x

12/07/2012 at 21:37
Wow! sit, watch and enjoy, i dont have leaf-cutter bees [i wish] but what i do have are bumble bees,that have made their home via a hole by the side of my fish pond,wonderful to see the pathway they make,through plants, quite a few bees are back and fore with what looks like pollen, amazing, oh! how i wish it would stop raining,so i can sit and watch.
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