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Cavity-Nesting Bees: Are Simple Habitat Solutions Useful for Bee Conservation?

Figure 1: This bee (Megachilidae: Megachile) lives in above-ground cavity-nests that can be easily constructed from materials found at the hardware store. Bees from the Megachile genus, often called leafcutter bees, have been sustainably managed for alfalfa pollination in eastern Washington, but little is known about the wild leafcutter bees in the Puget Sound Region. … read more

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