Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Yesterday I noticed a blue bee/wasp entering a small hole between the stones on my back yard patio. I didn't want a wasp nest on my property (against HOA regulations) so I dug it out and found some leaf cutter bee cocoons. I have never seen one of the bees before but I recognize their cocoons and have been told they are a beneficial species.

The bee who was attending to the cocoons seems to have abandoned it (she was none too happy that I dug up her nest) and I would like to save these bees if possible.

I cannot attach a picture of the cocoons but they are about 4 inches long, thick as a pencil and look kind of like spring rolls wrapped with leaves. They are hidden from birds and the sun by the same rock I found them under.

How should I intervene?
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.