Female Bee

March is definitely like a lion!

It’s been such a cold, rainy March. Lots of fruit trees are in bloom, but the temperatures have been too chilly for my mason bees to emerge from their cocoons. I fear that they will run out of energy from the food they ate before making cocoons and will be too weak to emerge and find food.

Today, I did see a single, lonely male hanging out at the opening of the cocoon box. That’s a bit promising. Hopefully, he’ll be joined by others very soon, awaiting the emergence of the females.