Giant Resin Bee laying eggs in bee nest box in Calvert Co., Maryland
I received the email below. If anyone is interested in rearing out or looking at the biology of this invasive...its sounds like Carla would be glad to send you the nests.
Sam Droege sdroege@...
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USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
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Carla Porter <carlaevporter@...>
08/25/2008 10:49 AMTo
sdroege@...ccSubject Giant Resin Bee laying eggs in bee nest box in Calvert Co., Maryland
I think this is a Giant Resin Bee who has laid eggs in at least two (maybe three) holes within my bee box within the last couple of days. I was excited when I first saw this new bee using my bee box, but I soon became depressed after I learned it may be the primary pollinator for a non-native invasive plant species that is present in several locations within my neighborhood...Kudzu! However, my husband claims he hasn't seen any Kudzu flowers blooming yet.
My question for you is, are you or anyone else interested in obtaining my occupied bee box for research purposes? There are a few occupied holes in the bee box, used by various species of wasps, maybe some bees.
Let me know, Carla.
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