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16/06/2013 at 17:49

Hi, last year the leaf cutter bees used my bug box to place their eggs but still the holes are sealed up!! I was thinking that maybe the larva didn't survive, does anyone have an opinion on this at all?

16/06/2013 at 19:01

I would have expected them to have come out by now if they were going to. I'd have a look inside one of them and see.

16/06/2013 at 19:09

I will try that then, I guess if it's died I need to get it out so that this years bees can use it. Thanks.

17/06/2013 at 10:34

Please do let us know how you get on, I am fascinated by the idea and have been considering it for single bees.  We have one that lives under a stone in our alpine bed, a neat tunnel that is sealed every winter - don't know how long solitary bees live, so maybe it is the originals grandchildren - but someone is there.  Would love to encourage more to the area. 

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