Episode 18:
The Appprentice And The Bee
Nesting Project in Full Swing!

Just like any successful project, proper planning is crucial before setting out. 

Our video clip captures a female Red Mason bee (Osmia bicornis) pausing for a temperature check before taking off on her pollen collection trip. 

Solitary bees, like those shown here, are more sensitive to weather than honeybees and bumblebees, often appearing only when the air temperature nears 15°C.