An organic apple orchard is a great place for mason bees. No worry about pesticide applications.
When we arrived, we noticed that dandelions were out, but apple blossoms were still closed. The perfect time to set up the bees so they can emerge and gt ready for pollinating the fruit trees. It was a very cold rainy day when we set this up a couple of weeks ago. Brrrrr!!
|Tim has just finished using 4 screws to hold each upright in place,
2 at the top and two at the base. I attached the tarp with staples
to the upper and lower hexagon and then covered the tarp at the base with dirt.
|Completed Yurt. You can see that the wind is pushing
the tarp against the uprights.
|We left the hole we created so that bees could easily get mud for making
their nest partitions.