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Orchard pollinator going wild?


 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject: Orchard pollinator going wild? Reply with quote

I saw what looked like a Blue Mason Orchard bee (Osmia lingnaria ) on my purple lupins recently. It had a blue stripey abdomen. Blue Masons are kept by fruit/vegetable growers to pollinate orchards/allotments.

Has anyone else come across a blue bee going native in coastal suburbia or wherever? Was just wondering how many if any blue bees are there either domestically or else in the wild here in Ireland?

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