How to Attract and Host Mason Bees in a Bee House

A bee house is an easy way to get mason bees to come to your yard. They are great for your garden. Know these things. 

Most likely, you know what honeybees are and what mason bees are. These friendly birds of prey are great for your garden, and a bee house is an easy way to get them to come over. Read this to learn everything you need to know about mason bees. 

What Are Mason Bees?

Over 150 mason bee species pollinated before European honeybees. Honeybees bundle pollen on their hind legs, but Mason bees belly-flop into flowers and collect pollen on their body hairs. Rent Mason Bees pollinate 2,000 flowers daily, equivalent to 100 honeybees. 

Mason Bees vs Honeybee

The hardworking flies pollinate early-blooming home garden plants. It's easy to raise and entertain them. Famously mild, they are suitable for families with children and not aggressive in close touch. Mason bee males without stings. A female will sting defensively when stepped on or squeezed. 

Do Mason Bees Sting?

After hatching, each larva eats its pollen loaf and builds a silky, strong cocoon to winter in. Warm spring temperatures hatch young mason bees. Males (with white fuzz on their heads) arrive first, followed by females. 

Mason Bee Cocoon

Rental Mason Bees can give a backyard bee house. Simple! An early spring bee kit is ordered. Send the nesting block back after bees pollinate your yard. Rent Mason Bees collects, cleans, and protects winter cocoons and releases bees into farmers' and gardeners' crops. 

Mason Bee House

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