Our most recent posts:

Daily Archives: June 11, 2011

Over the past several weeks, during my travels, I kept my eyes open for ‘Bee attractive’ plant’s.  I watched out for bees on flowers knowing that these plants provide the bee with pollen or nectar or both.  Keep in mind that a ‘bee attractive plant may not always appear attractive to bees.    For instance, when more attractive (provide more food) flowers are present, bees go to the rich source of food, and not the poor source of food.  Visitation strongly depends on if other attractive flowers are present in the area.  If you don’t see any bees on a variety of flowers, it might mean temperatures are too cold, or that there are no bees in the vicinity.

Receive our Newsletter with How-to tips, Ideas and Specials
This blog includes: management tips on how to keep mason bees, stories and pictures from other mason bee keepers, trends in the industry, research news, interesting links, review of products, events and other interesting items.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 97 other subscribers

Popular posts
  • Bumble bees in bird house
  • Key to identifying Apples
  • Mason, resin and leafcutter bees
  • Spiders eat bees
  • How-to:   First steps in Fall cleaning ...
  • Cocoons in cotton-like material
  • Franks harvesting story
  • Scavenger beetles and mites
  • Ants- watch out!
  • Inside the nest: cocoons inside 'cotton fluff