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3.6 Leafcutter Bee Leaf Source

3.6 Leafcutter Bee Leaf Source

Our summer leafcutter bees use leaf bits to make protective leafy cocoons for each bee egg.

Leaves are Vital

Leafcutter bees will not nest if they can’t find their preferred leaves near their bee house. Leafcutter bees make small circular cuts along the edges of deciduous leaves like those of rose, hosta, lilac, and dahlia. Try planting peas, beans, and strawberries (smooth-leaved varieties are best) for their flowers and as leafy building material.

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