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Mason Bees are the Gentle Pollinators

Of the 4,000 bee species in North America, Mason Bees are among the easiest to raise, while also being gentle and amazing pollinators. By raising solitary Mason Bees, we can increase their population. It’s a great way to supplement the stressed Honey Bee and sustain our future food supply. The following tips on creating safe havens for Mason Bees also protect our environment, our water, and, yes, even our pocketbooks!

It doesn’t take much money or time to raise Mason Bees. Nesting material, housing, and bees are quite affordable, and are available in a variety of price ranges. Also, there is no need for protective gear or expensive equipment.

Mason Bee Nest

Photo by DollyDot

Mason Bee Nest

Photo by DollyDot

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