Origin of mason bee
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This makes it convenient all around; for, like almost all insect mothers, Mrs. Mason-Bee is never there after the babies come.The Adventures of a Grain of Dust|Hallam Hawksworth
Lastly, if a cobble be wanting, the Mason-bee will establish her nest on any sort of stone, on a mile-stone or a boundary-wall.
When the Mason-bee refrains, therefore, this is not due to helplessness on her part, nor to any defect in the material employed.
In this way the old nest of the Mason-bee of the Pebbles is colonized, cell after cell, by a single mother.Bramble-bees and Others|J. Henri Fabre
It was thus that I first made the acquaintance of the Mason-bee.Insect Adventures|J. Henri Fabre