I love bees but

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?

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,242

    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.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569
    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
  • Rodgy-dodgeRodgy-dodge Posts: 117

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

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,242

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

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Rodgy-dodgeRodgy-dodge Posts: 117
    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 image

  • Rodgy-dodgeRodgy-dodge Posts: 117
    fidgetbones wrote (see)

    Yes they are making a nest.image 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!

  • BrummieBenBrummieBen Posts: 459

    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 image

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