Sunday, May 27, 2012

You Might Have Mason Bees and Not Even Know It!

About a week ago my friend Catherine and I were chatting on her front porch and I noticed a mason bee slip into a gap between the cedar shingles. I looked closely and saw that some grooves contained the detritus of old cocoons that had been kicked out of the nest. Then I saw another mason bee fly into a secret hole and another. Her home was absolutely alive with mason bees! Catherine was tickled pink, since she is a friend to all pollinators and has a honey bee hive in her garden. Her porch is actually facing east, so like the experts say, it gets the morning sun which is important to the bees. Now be sure to check the outside of you house to see if you have any signs of secret residents!

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