Busy Bees Use Flower Petals For Nest Wallpaper : NPR Got a girl cursh on: The Osmia Avoseta Mama Bee A team of scientists from the American Museum of Natural History recently discovered this special species of Trukish bees that builds papier mache-like nests using flower petals. How does it work? The mother bee constructs each nest by biting and carrying each petal one by one, layering each peace until it forms a peanut sized cocoon. She makes about ten of these, placing one right next to the other, and each houses just one tiny egg. This honey’s got mad decoratin’ skillz. (via kottke.org)

Busy Bees Use Flower Petals For Nest Wallpaper : NPR

Got a girl cursh on: The Osmia Avoseta Mama Bee

A team of scientists from the American Museum of Natural History recently discovered this special species of Trukish bees that builds papier mache-like nests using flower petals.

How does it work? The mother bee constructs each nest by biting and carrying each petal one by one, layering each peace until it forms a peanut sized cocoon. She makes about ten of these, placing one right next to the other, and each houses just one tiny egg.

This honey’s got mad decoratin’ skillz.

(via kottke.org)

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