The male of the chalicodome or mason-bee is russet, the far more beautiful female is a fine velvety black with deep violet wings.
The mason-bee perishes for lack of the smallest gleam of intelligence.
When the mason-bee's mortar has once set, its resistance is that of stone.
In any case, the mason-bee's sting is far less painful than that of the Hive-bee.
Mrs. mason-bee takes those extra trips because a roadway is so much harder to dig in!
Here is a mason-bee building; she is at work on the first course of her cell.
In the mason-bee of the Walls there is also a difference in size, though less pronounced.
Some thief might drop in and substitute her own egg for the mason-bee's.
The mason-bee has before her, let me suppose, only five vacant cells: two larger and three smaller.
The difficulties are not so great in the nests of the mason-bee of the Pebbles.