Pennsylvania- from Don Z.

Pennsylvania- from Don Z.

Don reports he has had mason bees over the past 20 years.  He has both the brown cornifrons and black lignaria that live in healthy…

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Mason bees play games?

Mason bees play games?

Rick S from Saltspring Island sent us this interesting picture!   He has mason bees that like to play cribbage. he notes that “It looks…

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Globe and mail- New homes for pollinators

Globe and mail- New homes for pollinators

More and more people and Architects(!) are getting interested in providing mason bee homes– read more by clicking on- http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/architecture/hive-mentality-new-homes-for-natures-great-pollinators/article13291191/

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Wood- routered nesting holes

Wood- routered nesting holes

Although round nesting holes are preferred by mason bee, they will use all kinds of shapes and sizes of holes, including these routered holes.  these nests…

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Nest types- which is better?

Nest types- which is better?

 Hi ‘Original’ I’ve had a problem with bees released returning to my nest tubes. Attached are two photos of my boxes. I released about…

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from Holland- Osmia rufa and Roeland's new nest design

from Holland- Osmia rufa and Roeland’s new nest design

Roeland also sent me some photos of his new nest design (with permission).

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