Mason Bee  (two photos)
Genus Osmia

mason bee Osmia
Mason Bee, belly packed with pollen, in Red Butte Garden, SLC, Utah.  These Mason Bees
are so black or blue-black that they can be confused with Carpenter Bees. ©Carol Davis 5-23-

Osmia mason bee
Mason Bee visiting the lovely flowers of Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake County, Utah. 
Mother Earth News has a nice article on these chunky bees.  © Carol Davis 6-8-

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