My name is Dr Margriet Dogterom and am the founder and owner of Beediverse. I write this blog for all who love bees and who want to learn more about these wonderful creatures.
I have been working on my Beediverse website and have some thoughts on organizing Beediverse products in a couple of additional categories. Of course, there are always better ways of organizing items and of course writing about them.
In the early days of Mason beekeeping as a gardener’s hobby, it was important to have a product category for “Starting out ” and “Learning about”.
Now Mason Bee keeping is at a different stage. Gardeners who have the experience with spring mason bees, are keen to attract summer mason bees for exmple.
These categories could be expanded for example to explain the different nesting materials required for spring mason bees and summer mason bees. A clear distinction between spring and summer mason bees is needed to make it easier for people to make a decision on what nesting material and or housing they need. An explanation is needed that that Spring bees are larger and need larger nesting cavities and that summer mason bees are smaller and need smaller nesting tunnels. This explanation plus placing spring and summer houses and spring and summer nesting material in different categories would be a good start.