Friday, July 6, 2012

mason bees

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about mason bees

Mason bees are great for the garden because they are pollinators.
We need more pollinators because bees are disappearing.  
Mason bees doo not make honey, 
but mason bees rarely sting.

how to make a mason bee home 
supplies you will need
12x4 wood

1. drill holes in the wood.
2. then paint wood and set to dry.
3. when dry put in your yard.


  1. Great information about the bees, I didn't know. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. We have a bug box in our back yard and some bees have moved in this summer - Is there a way to tell if they are mason bees?

  3. I' m afraid of bees but I might be willing to give this a try

  4. What a beautiful bee. Now I want to hold one!

  5. This was really informative - I thought all bees made honey. Thanks for sharing this info, and another simple, easy to follow activity. We might try making one of these. Thanks again for your clear instructions. Great blog!

  6. I have a brother named Mason and he rarely stings, too! Thanks for the info! From Nora