mason bee

noun
any of numerous solitary bees, as of the family Megachilidae, that construct nests of clay.

Origin:
1765–75

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mason bee
 
n
any bee of the family Megachilidae that builds a hard domelike nest of sand, clay, etc, held together with saliva

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It is also known as the orchard mason bee, because it uses mud to build its nests.
It is also known as the orchard mason bee because it uses mud to build its nests.
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