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January 28 2014

Urban Bees Using Plastic to Build Nests


Comedian George Carlin once joked that perhaps the Earth wanted plastic, yet didnít know how to produce it. So, the planet spawned humans only so that we could create the polymer. Two species of leafcutter bee seem to have taken Carlin seriously and now incorporate plastic into their nests.

In Toronto, bees were observed using shreds of plastic bags or dollops of polyurethane sealant to construct some of their nests. Leafcutter bees donít form hives like honey bees. Instead, solitary females stitch together nests, usually from plant materials.

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