Summer Berry Bee (Osmia texana Cresson ?)
Looking for any information and experiences you may have with this bee? I'm told they live here locally in White Rock BC and prefer a 4mm diameter tube. I also believe they pollinate from the end of the blue orchard mason bee season (late May - early June) through about the middle of August. Also that not all larvae mature to adults in a single year, some take two years before they will emerge. Anyone know anything else about them? Can they be loose cocoon managed like the blue orchard mason bees? Would love to hear from anyone with any info or experience, Thank.