Mason Bees

Mason Bee House

“Aside from bad weather, too few bees can cause poor pollination. Honeybee colonies are dying due to colony collapse disorder (CCD). For insurance, create habitat for native solitary bees like the blue orchard mason bee. They are extremely efficient pollinators of numerous crops. Nest boxes for these and other native bees are available at most garden centers and on the internet.” Excerpted from “What’s Wrong With My Fruit Garden?” by David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Timber Press, December, 2013. Click here to order your copy of the book.

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