Blue orchard bee - hive

Blue orchard bee - hive

A man-made hive for blue orchard bees.

A man-made nest block for the Japanese orchard bee at the Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center in Biglerville, Pa. The nest block, pictured here in a partially open state, is designed specifically to allow the bees to lay eggs while deterring mites.

IMAGE: L. Reidar Jensen
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