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  1. mason beenoun

    any of numerous solitary bees that build nests of hardened mud and sand

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  1. mason beenoun

    Any of the bees of the genus Osmia having the habit of making compartments of mud in their nests.

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  1. Mason bee

    Mason bee is a common name for species of bees in the genus Osmia, of the family Megachilidae. They are named from their habit of making compartments of mud in their nests, which are made in hollow reeds or holes in wood made by wood-boring insects. Species of the genus include the orchard mason bee, Osmia lignaria, the blueberry bee, O. ribifloris, and the hornfaced bee, O. cornifrons. The former two are native to the Americas and the latter to Japan, although O. lignaria and O. cornifrons have been moved from their native ranges for commercial purposes. The red mason bee, Osmia rufa, is found across the European continent. There are over 300 species across the Northern Hemisphere, and more than 130 species of mason bees in North America; most occur in the temperate regions, and are active from spring through late summer. Osmia species are usually metallic green or blue, though many are blackish. Most have black ventral scopae which are difficult to notice unless laden with pollen. They have arolia between their claws, unlike Megachile or Anthidium species.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mason bee in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mason bee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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