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Bees Use Flower Petals For Nest Wallpaper

Wednesday, 9 March, 2011

Scientists recently discovered a rare, solitary type of bee that makes tiny nests by plastering together flower petals. Each nest is a multicolored, textured little cocoon — a papier-mache husk surrounding a single egg, protecting it while it develops into an adult bee.
If I am ever reincarnated as an insect I want to be one of these bees and begin my little pollinating life inside one of these beautifully decorated pods!
Read the full article at NPR.org.

2 Responses

  1. KT Doyle says:

    How cool is that! I can see the colours of your wallpaper in there!

  2. mm says:

    Beautiful and fascinating! I’ve never heard of this before.

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