Ants, Bees and Wasps of the Maritimes (May 2014-present)


Ants, Bees and Wasps of the Maritimes (May 2014-present)

A discussion group for exploring the fascinating insect group that are the ants, bees, wasps (Order Hymenoptera) and their allies.

*** Please post only species seen/found in the Canadian Maritimes.

Members: 33
Latest Activity: 13 hours ago

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A question regarding Mason Bee houses

Started by Joanne Savage 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

I have a Mason Bee house, 4 of the holes are now plugged which indicates those plugs are in use. I also know these occupied holes can be accessed by predators. Can one put a sticker over the occupied…Continue

One of them there parasitic teeny tiny fellers

Started by E. Last reply by E May 31. 5 Replies

Was hoping that perhaps someone recognized this right off the bat.Can't tell you the size other than tiny.  Maybe 1mm?Only pictures I managed.  Second is blurry, but maybe shows a key feature…Continue

Cuckoo Bee (Bombus insularis) Fredericton, May 29, 2018

Started by Danny O'Shea. Last reply by Danny O'Shea May 30. 3 Replies

This flew around my head a couple of times today, and initially I thought it was the common B. impatiens; but after it landed I noticed the yellow patches on towards the tip of the abdomen.  So I…Continue

Bees and others on dandelions - 16 species! [revised]

Started by Chris Adam. Last reply by Jimmy Dee May 22. 2 Replies

In about an hour this afternoon (21 May 2018) I checked many "lion's tooth" flowers (dent-de-lion), better known as dandelions. I photographed an incredible 16 species of insects on these flowers,…Continue

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