Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Unsprung photo - mason bee

Last night was rather exciting for me as BBC Springwatch Unsprung shared my mite infested mason bee as the bug of the day photo,
here is the screenshot of my bee's big moment!
Nature isn't always pretty
If you want to hear what Nick baker had to say about it you can find it on bbc i-player for three weeks

I photographed this bee on Monday morning slowly crawling over our outside table it could hardly move as it was so weighed down by the phoretic mites, I made up a sugar and water solution and put some drops of it on the table for it to feed from, which it did, then I popped indoors for something and when I returned it had gone
But I did manage to take these pictures before it went

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