We are trying to increase populations of the berry bee, Osmia aglaia, for pollination of cane fruit in the Pacific Northwest. Follow our progress...
Friday, May 11, 2012
Osmia aglaia has started emerging
Osmia aglaia just emerged, upper right
I didn't get on to the webcam until about 1pm Corbett time, but I started noticing emerging O. aglaia right away (after noticing that the thermometer has fallen down again!) Here's one bee just emerged sitting on the container on the right, just above the exit hole. Probably a male. This image was taken at 1:07pm.
Here, for the record, is what the black raspberries look like today, and the blueberry.