Guard House - Bedroom

I've been making video's of Andrena working on their nests, coming and going to forage etc.... I've been seeing something that looks like a "Mothers room" near the entrance to the nest. This nest belongs to a mid season Andrena Species and rain has washed away the loose dirt covering the nest structures. At the top of the shaft she builds a right angle entrance to the shaft and I think the bulb in the structure near the opening is mom's "guard shack" / bedroom where she stands guard when not working down with the brood to exclude predators and parasites. Does any one Know if I'm right?

@wenatcheeb @beespeaker @eebee @augustjackson

Earth Moving Bee

This next clip is a continuation of nest work from "Earth Moving Bee"
Bee excavating nest & building nest entrance

This next clip is a vertical shaft style nest. When I recorded it I thought she was obtaining material for the closure from inside the shaft, but I've seen other bees taking refuge in an upper chamber of the nest.

Bee Butts

Publicado por little_mousie little_mousie, 12 de junio de 2022


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Abejas de Primavera (Género Andrena)




Junio 2022


Lovely--must be a lot of clay in that soil, it's so red.

Publicado por beespeaker hace 6 meses (Marca)

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