Field Cuckoo bee, square glass coaster

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£6.50

Field cuckoo bee male on chive flowers. Cuckoo bees have no pollen baskets &, as the name suggests, are a social parasite. Unable to establish their own nests, the cuckoo female must use the larval cells and cups made by the host queen. Also, cuckoos are unable to rear workers. The cuckoo bee merely lays females and males like herself, and these offspring are likewise limited, in that they cannot perform the tasks that worker bees of the social species can undertake, in order to sustain the colony (building wax cells and collecting pollen). The field Cuckoo bee mostly targets the Common Carder bee.

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Tags: Cuckoo bee  Pink

Description

Field cuckoo bee male on chive flowers. Cuckoo bees have no pollen baskets &, as the name suggests, are a social parasite. Unable to establish their own nests, the cuckoo female must use the larval cells and cups made by the host queen. Also, cuckoos are unable to rear workers. The cuckoo bee merely lays females and males like herself, and these offspring are likewise limited, in that they cannot perform the tasks that worker bees of the social species can undertake, in order to sustain the colony (building wax cells and collecting pollen). The field Cuckoo bee mostly targets the Common Carder bee.

Bring a little nature style to your conservatory, study or dining room - or even the office – with these square glass coasters. Heat tempered glass, produced at 205oC, with smooth surface and plastic feet to protect your surfaces.

Available singly or a selection of our mix & match British Nature images to suit your taste. Not suitable for dishwashers, wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth.

Dimensions: 10x10cm, 3mm depth with feet. Weight: 95g.

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