Megachile ligniseca, records and Acer cutting

Two recent records for M. ligniseca in Mawdesley (2015) and Holmeswood ('16) - in gardens (using trap nests) of these villages in Lancashire (Half way between Chorley and Southport).

The bee last year was cutting from Norway Maple (with Sycamore also present, seemingly not used) and this years bee was likely cutting from Field Maple (no Sycamore present in the immediate vicinity).

Probably not surprising observations but not something I've read.

Ben Hargreaves.



BWARS AGM and Members’ Weekend 8 & 9 OCTOBER 2016 - National Museum Cardiff


The BWARS Committee invite all our members to join us at Cardiff Museum on Saturday 8th October and/or Sunday 9th October for the BWARS AGM and members’ weekend.

The BWARS members’ weekend is a great opportunity to meet up with friends – old and new. The official business is conducted at the AGM on Sunday but the meeting is mainly informal.

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Saturday & Sunday 8 & 9 October 2016

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Sat, 08/10/2016

Bee ID workshop

A weekend bee ID workshop led by bee expert Steven Falk and based at Bug Farm, Pembrokeshire. Probably £60 for 2 days. Contact details here: Email:

Telephone: 07966 956357

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Saturday 27 August - Sunday 28 August

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Sat, 27/08/2016


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