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#101 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted May 4 2022 - 5:38 AM

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Hey T.C., what is it? Apis sp, Osmia sp, Megachile, sp.???



#102 Offline T.C. - Posted May 4 2022 - 8:30 PM

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Hey T.C., what is it? Apis sp, Osmia sp, Megachile, sp.???

Apis mellifera. They actually come right of the bee boxes surrounding the cranberry marshes here. 


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#103 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted May 6 2022 - 5:28 AM

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We had a sunny day yesterday so I checked out the Ground ivy to see what was foraging. Besides a blurry shot of a B. impatiens, I snapped these Osmia sp. 

 

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#104 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 6 2022 - 7:14 AM

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Looks like Osmia cornifrons.
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#105 Offline NicholasP - Posted May 6 2022 - 7:33 AM

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Just got some pictures of my sweat bees. Augochlora pura is the species.

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#106 Offline NicholasP - Posted May 6 2022 - 7:39 AM

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I just realized all the pictures came out blurrier than they are in my SSD. If anyone else notices some graininess or blurriness please let me know.


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#107 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted May 6 2022 - 11:54 AM

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Looks like Osmia cornifrons.

I wasn’t sure whether it was O. cornifrons or O. taurus. Thanks!



#108 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted May 6 2022 - 11:55 AM

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Just got some pictures of my sweat bees. Augochlora pura is the species.

Whoa Nicholas, are you raising Sweat bees!?!?  :o


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#109 Offline NicholasP - Posted May 6 2022 - 12:31 PM

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Just got some pictures of my sweat bees. Augochlora pura is the species.

Whoa Nicholas, are you raising Sweat bees!?!?  :o

 

In a way, yes... I'm trying a dirt setup since I hear they build their nests in the dirt I found around 120 individuals nesting in a log though and took around half, so we'll see how they do since there's no real documented ways of how to raise them. It's no Sweat. I hope at least one person understood that joke.


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#110 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 6 2022 - 12:42 PM

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NicholasP, make a native plant pollinator garden. I don’t think keeping these in captivity is a good idea.
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#111 Offline NicholasP - Posted May 6 2022 - 1:28 PM

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NicholasP, make a native plant pollinator garden. I don’t think keeping these in captivity is a good idea.

Aren't they native here? I'm also keeping them in captivity because I want to try and have some cocoons for when I get my real house in a few months to release there.


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#112 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 6 2022 - 2:05 PM

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Of course they’re native. Let them live and thrive free. Pollinators are struggling severely.
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#113 Offline NicholasP - Posted May 8 2022 - 9:01 PM

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I let them go in the end anyways since I was sure I'd see them pop by every now and then and lo and behold just today one of the sweat bee females landed right next to me on the wooden fence I was sitting next to, and I waved and off she went again. Just though I might add that. Oh, and by the way, get ready guys (and gals) for some leafcutter bee pictures since I have just placed in my order today in the morning for 200 leafcutter bees from Crownbees.com. I'm very excited and have been building up my armada of flowers which does include a Lilac I picked out for my mom.


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#114 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 9 2022 - 2:05 AM

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I let them go in the end anyways since I was sure I'd see them pop by every now and then and lo and behold just today one of the sweat bee females landed right next to me on the wooden fence I was sitting next to, and I waved and off she went again. Just though I might add that. Oh, and by the way, get ready guys (and gals) for some leafcutter bee pictures since I have just placed in my order today in the morning for 200 leafcutter bees from Crownbees.com. I'm very excited and have been building up my armada of flowers which does include a Lilac I picked out for my mom.

Annuals like cosmos and zinnias can get you some quick blooms. Rudbeckia hirta is a biennial that blooms quickly as well. Another quick hack is to overseed your lawn with white clover. Aim to get more natives as well, so you have something blooming all season. I bet you could find some spring native plant sales in your area if you look around.
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#115 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted May 9 2022 - 1:31 PM

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Excited to see some Leafcutter pictures (y)



#116 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted May 11 2022 - 8:24 PM

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My Ground ivy is proving to be a hangout for a variety of species of bee. There were two Bombus sp queens looking for nesting sites. I didn’t catch them but I did get this Pure Green Sweat bee (Augochlora pura),

 

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#117 Online United-Ants - Posted May 19 2022 - 6:01 AM

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#120 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted May 20 2022 - 6:02 PM

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Hey, United Ants, got an ID for it?






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