Sunday, April 28, 2013
My attempt to reuse and recycle for the garden..
Mason bees are marvelous early season pollinators of fruit trees, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, as they are more active in the cooler temperatures of spring than the naturalized honeybees. Moreover, their hairy little bodies are able to carry more of the pollen needed for fertilization of blossoms. Masons are small, cute and docile bees that rarely sting. Every gardener should have at least one starter home to increase their harvest and help support our native bee species.
A very resourceful web page about the making of housing for the bees is:
I used a 4x4x5 ½ which was left over from a porch build.
And scrap pallet wood too short to use.
And 4 screws.
This is the template for holes to drill. It will give you 25 holes from a 3/8 drill bit.
mason bee template
mason bee Maturnity Ward