Wild Bees

You learn something new everyday – or at least, I do.  Today I learned that there are wild bees that actually do not make any honey.

Winterthur operates a series of hives all over the outskirts of the city, to help provide a home for these wild bees.

Here is what the hive looks like – covered in plastic, so that the public can see the bees:

And here’s a description on a plaque next to the bee stand:

And here’s a closeup

According to what I read above, the tubes that are covered over must contain a bee egg or larva.