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Mason bees

Anyone else start raising solitary bees, like mason bees? I started raising them in my yard in Portland, Oregon. It’s been a lot of fun and the number of bees I’m harvesting each fall keeps growing. They are fantastic pollinators and don’t sting as they aren’t territorial. Just wondering if this is catching on in other places?

Posted about 5 years ago

I received a large mason bee hotel for Christmas! I’m excited to install it this season (Tacoma, wa) and have my 2 year old see what they get up to.

Any specific tips for the PNW? Best times to set them outside? Favorite plants?

Posted about 1 year ago

Hi there! You're reading a conversation in the Beekeeping group on Folia.