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Megachile angelarum: a bee in a pea

Early this past spring, my friend Nancy told me about a patch of everlasting pea (Lathyrus latifolius) growing alongside the sound, just across from the port of Olympia. Then she linked me to a colorful gallery of bees and other pollinators she found there. Intrigued, I packed my camera and headed north. The pungent smell […] Read more

Make room for mason bees

My first shipment of orchard mason bees arrived in shiny little tubes that look like drinking straws, packed in a box that weighs next to nothing. So why am I messing with mason bees in the midst of a million honey bees? The answer is partly because they’re native—I encourage native species whenever I can—and […] Read more

Feeding a New Package of BeesHow Long?
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