[NAFEX] another Bumblebee

Rick Valley bamboogrove at cmug.com
Mon Jun 9 11:41:27 EDT 2003

I'd never seen an earth-nesting bumblebee before the recent thread. Now I'm
moving to a small retreat center, and there's a small workshop/classroom
space built of cob (clay,sand,straw- looks like free-form adobe) On the
south side there's an area of about 3 sq.ft with a bunch of 9-10 mm holes,
each with a resident bumble bee; they also extend holes outward as tubes of
cemented sand. I'll be watching them next spring to see how early they
emerge and get to work, and maybe start a few holes for them... They might
be very handy, as my assignment is to develop the garden and


relocating to the south slopes of Mary's Peak, highest in the Oregon coast

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