At The Bee Hotel #2.

Strangely, in a season when a lot of the usual wasps seen in the garden have been largely absent, a species not previously observed has appeared, namely a species in the genus Pison. Several are working busily, nesting in the bamboos and red gum block.

Sealing the entrance.

Job done.

Another individual at its nest hole.

Next afternoon, sealing up.

And back to the first wasp, second nest on the go beside the first.

Stocking the larder with a spider, first of two seen going in..

While the wasps and bees are mostly observed going in head first, occasionally they will reverse in, the reason probably being to lay an egg.