Masonry Bees in Apex Park
Written by admin on September 17, 2020
Sedgemoor District Council is aware of a colony of mason bees in the sandpit at Apex Park. The area will be cordoned off as a precaution.
Mason bees are named for their habit of using mud or other “masonry” products in constructing their nests, which are made in naturally occurring gaps such as between cracks in stones or other small dark cavities. When available, some species preferentially use hollow stems or holes in wood made by wood-boring insects.
The advice is to leave them alone; they do not sting and are non-aggressive. Most are active a very short time. After about four-to-six weeks of activity, they disappear for another year.