The first thing they do is lay a single egg in a single chamber. Then the bee packs it with pollen for their larva to feed on. Finally they pack the rest of the chamber with moss, twigs and fine leaf cuttings to seal the chamber. The egg is now safe in the sealed chamber and when the time is right (about one month later) out pops a fully developed bee. Solitary Bees or Leaf Cutter Bees do not make honey in abundance like Apis Mellifera (hive) honey bees, but are very important helpers in pollenating plants.
Once your habitat gets going it's a wonderful sight to see this busy little buzzing hive! Safe for pets and children as these little bees can't sting. We also have:
* Ladybird habitats
* Butterfly habitats
* Bumblebee habitats
* Smaller Solitary Bee habitats