Gypsy Cuckoo Bee


Gypsy Cuckoo Bee (or Bohemian Cuckoo Bee) is considered a near-threatened species despite being found across Ireland in a variety of habitats. Cuckoo Bees do not belong to a colony or build their own nests but, instead, lay their eggs into the egg chambers in other bee’s nests (hence the name). When the larva hatches, it consumes the pollen ball placed in the egg chamber by the host species and, if there happens to be a host species larva in the same chamber, it will eat that too! This Gypsy Cuckoo Bee was photographed in the Boggeragh Mts, Co. Cork in June 2018.

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    • Colour photographs are printed on premium Hahnemühle Lustre paper and mounted within bevelled, glacier-white Larson-Juhl mounts and backing boards.
    • Size: Print is 304mm x 203mm (12″”x8”). Outer mount is 406mm x 304mm (16”x12″”), allowing for a standard frame size.
    • Limited editions are signed by Eric Dempsey, numbered and limited to 25. Each print comes with a Certificate of Limited Edition.
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