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Wool Carder Bee

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Bee battles: why our native pollinators are losing the war.  Male wool-carder bee Photo credit: Ilona L

There’s a battle going on in your garden between invasive and valuable domestic pollinators. Here’s how to tilt the fight in favor of our humble bumble bee.

European Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum) - Anthidium oblongatum

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Wool carder bee.

Honey bees beware: A male European woolcarder bee will aggressively guard specific flowers so females can forage in safety and he can mate.

Article: Plant lambs ears to keep carder bees happy

Kate Bradbury’s wildlife garden is less than a year old, but her lambs’ ears plants are already attracting new pollinators to the plot

The European Wool Carder Bee | The Pathless Wood

A few weeks ago I first noticed a large black and yellow bug spending time at my “Victoria Blue” Salvia flowers. It would fly from the plant at one end of my garden bed to the plant at …

Male wool carder bee viewed from above showing the distinctive pattern of yellow dots on the abdomen.

The wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) is one of the most distinctive solitary bees that lives in the Garden. During July and August the Demonstration Garden and the Rock Garden are good places to look for these lively territorial solitary bees. Your best chance of seeing a wool carder bee will i

What it means to be a male bee

Because a male bee lays no eggs, it doesn't have an ovipositor. And without one, it doesn't have a stinger. However, some have other armor.

there are native wool carder bees also

The woolcarder bees belong to a group of cavity-nesting solitary bees. The females forage and collect fiber while the males protect them.

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