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Mason bees are gentle but amazingly powerful pollinators, superior to the honey bee due to their earlier start in colder temperatures.

Use this mason bee block to attract this beneficial insect to your garden.

Unable to burrow nests for their young, mason bees usually nest in abandoned beetle burrows in dead logs. They have been shown to prefer smooth 5\/16” holes.

Upon selecting a nest cavity, the female mason bee goes about her busy days of building her nests. First, she'll collect mud to build a partition at the far end of the cavity.

Once this plug is complete, she goes out to collect pollen to provide food for the eggs she will lay in order from the bottom of the cavity, mud, pollen, egg, mud, pollen, egg until the cavity is nearly filled.

The final layer is always an extra-heavy mud plug, which will protect her growing larvae from harm. The following spring, the fresh bees emerge to mate and start the cycle all over again, collecting pollen, and pollinating your garden at the same time.

With these recycled wood mason bee houses, you can bring greater yields from your garden. Simply hang it on a wall or similar, preferably facing East or South, in a sunny spot where the box will be sheltered. An ideal location is on a wall that will receive morning sunlight. Also it is best to have some source of mud nearby.

***Stacked tray style mason bee nests also available***
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Cheers,

Andrew
Andrew and Melissa

A.R. Bee Keep Mason Bee House

Overview

  • Materials: stainless steel, wood, box, wax, burnt wood, salvaged, reclaimed, recycled, eco friendly, sustainable, cedar, fir, pine
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  • Ships from Washington, United States to select countries.
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