Mason Bees

By early May many of the tubes are full and capped with mud. Here a female mason bee searches for the last hole she has been filling to deposit eggs or mud
By early May many of the tubes are full and capped with mud. Here a female mason bee searches for the last hole she has been filling to deposit eggs or mud

Encouraging mason bees is a great way to increase pollination in your orchard or garden.  For several years now I have been trying out various types of homes for mason bees.  Here I show some of the techniques I have developed and suggest a source to acquire your own bees and tubes .

 

This link provides updates to Mason bee happenings: