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09/07/2013 at 13:12

They are eating my rose leaves! Yes for weeks I've wondered what has been eating the leaves

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 then I spotted this!

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 and this one maybe bit of more than he could carry!

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 is anyone else experienceing this?

09/07/2013 at 13:17

Leaf cutter bees. I found one making a hole in  the soil of a potted datura. Although its getting watered every day it doesn't seem to bother it.

I figure every bee helps at the moment.

09/07/2013 at 13:22
Rodge ,now thats one nice bee motel, im going to build one at our new house and great pics iv heard of this but never seen it , bye the way what do u charge em for an overnight stay,,, nice one Rodge
good luck Alan4711
09/07/2013 at 13:23

Thanks FB I thought it might have been those pesky Vine Weavils. I can live with it now knowing that the bees are happy . I've never seen this before are they making a nest?

09/07/2013 at 13:25

Yes they are making a nest. They won't keep attacking your roses, just until the nest is made. Then they will want pollen and nectar.

09/07/2013 at 13:26
Alan4711 wrote (see)
Rodge ,now thats one nice bee motel, im going to build one at our new house and great pics iv heard of this but never seen it , bye the way what do u charge em for an overnight stay,,, nice one Rodge
good luck Alan4711

ha haa the bee hotel was made by my niece at school. I've had it years and never had a bee go in it only lace wings and ladybirds. I have however made a rather bigget one out of one of my willow tree logs. never seen any go in that either come to think of it

09/07/2013 at 13:27
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Yes they are making a nest. They won't keep attacking your roses, just until the nest is made. Then they will want pollen and nectar.

oh well there's plenty of that in my garden at the moment and its baking hot!

10/07/2013 at 11:32

I had a swarm of a few hundred honey bees arrive in my acer a couple of days ago. Called out the local beekeeper chap and he had them all in a box within an hr or so. Still feel a bit sad for the 50 or so that are still left waiting to die

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