bee hotels http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/43/all en Bee Sex in the Nature Gardens http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bee-sex-nature-gardens <p>In July 2011, our Curator of Entomology, Dr. Brian Brown, brought in some old&nbsp;redwood he had lying around his yard. He wasn&#39;t just trying to pawn off some lumber he didn&#39;t need anymore, we wanted it to make some <a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bee-hotel-california">bee hotels</a>.&nbsp; Jerome Brown, one of our amazing exhibit technicians, fabricated two hotels and Phil Bouchard personally drilled the over 200 quarter inch holes (about an inch deep). Thanks guys!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/Bees.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bee-sex-nature-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bee-sex-nature-gardens#comments bee hotels Brian Brown Jerome Brown leaf cutter bees Lisa Gonzalez Megachile Megachilidae native bees Philip Bouchard Blog Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:15:38 +0000 Lila Higgins 810 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Bee Hotel California http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bee-hotel-california <p><strong>Bee Hotels</strong> <div></div> <div>We here at the Museum really like bees, so much so that we are building them a hotel! This hotel will contain over 200 deluxe suites for native bees. We've specifically designed the hotel to accomodate various solitary bees found in L.A. We'll keep you posted as we see what moves in. Thanks to exhibit fabricator, Jerome Brown, the hotels are nearly ready to be put out in the Butterfly Pavilion yard. </div> <div> </div></p><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bee-hotel-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/bee-hotel-california#comments bee hotels bee swarms bees European honey bees insects Blog Wed, 08 Jun 2011 05:52:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 626 at http://www.nhm.org/nature