Backyard Pollinator Videos
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Leafcutter bee extraction.....in slow motion. My sister took this video and it's pretty interesting. The leafcutter bee nesting blocks (made of styrofoam) get put through the extraction or punching machine. Metal pins push the cocoons out of the holes and voila, that's how we extract the cocoons. Take a look!
This video was made by our friend Mark Higgins. Watch little leafcutter bees fly and work in a Backyard Pollinator nesting block. Gradually the bees fill some of the holes and "cap" them off.
Created by Resonating Bodies, this video gives a wonderful insight into the hard work and persistence it takes for a leafcutter bee to build cocoons for her babies.
Little Leafcutter Bees hard at work:) Got one on slow-mo carrying a piece of leaf into one of the holes! Video by Home Farm Ideas
Have you spotted a bee carrying a leaf around your garden? Noticed strange circular holes in your roses? Say hello to the Leafcutter Bee, which has an ingenious use for the fruits of its labour… Video by The Science Photo by Bees in your Backyard
An Australian leafcutter bee clipping a piece of leaf to line her solitary nest. Video by Erica Siegel
See industrious leafcutter bees bring their leaf bits to the nesting block to be fashioned into cocoons.
Animal Kingdom made this wonderful video showing lovely photos of leafcutter bees. Animal Kingdom says "Leaf cutter bees: Megachile rotunda is a species local to Eurasia that was brought into the United States after the 1930's a direct result of a drop in alfalfa seed production. This solitary bee was conveyed into North America to expand fertilization yields of alfalfa for seed since bumble bees are not the best pollinators of the product".
This video shows the warehouse operations of a commercial leafcutter bee and alfalfa seed farm. Take a "behind the scenes" look at the making of a Backyard Pollinator.
This block was placed at a friend's house close to a commercial alfalfa field for stray bees. It was a hot day and the bees were thriving. The idea for the Backyard Pollinator was borne!
Close-up video of our leafcutter bees enjoying a Backyard Pollinator block on a warm summer day. The bees are working and the birds are tweeting. Very relaxing.
Watch as Jed demonstrates the process of tripping the stamen of an alfalfa flower. Leafcutter bees are experts at this job and thus our alfalfa plants create lots of seed for us to harvest.
Our friend Mark Higgins shot this video of leafcutter bees happily working out of their Backyard Pollinator nesting block. Sometimes they can be quite fussy about which hole they choose!
See a little leafcutter bee hatch from its' cocoon. It takes 23 days at +30C for a leafcutter bee to fully develop and get ready to enter the world!