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An unwelcome visitor to the mason bees

This guy crawled out of one of the mason bee tubes today as I was watching. He was probably stealing provisions and eggs. Unfortunately for him, he became chicken feed shortly after he modeled for this shot.

Um . . . it could be a she. I’m clueless.


Unwelcome visitor

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    • Brooke,

      Yes, honey bees will guard their hive to prevent non-nest mates from entering. They will also fend off other types of insects and even mammals.