Mason Bee Alert!!

There is a very severe threat to our Mason Bee populations, Chalk Brood. According to the USDA Agricultural Research Service there is very little known about the actual fungus in the genus Ascosphaera that attacks the Blue Orchard Mason Bee, Osmia lignaria. What we do know is that it is highly contagious and deadly, it can wipe out your entire…

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Fifteen Reasons For Mason Bees: Let HOS Be Your Supply

If you have any apricot, peach, plum, cherry, apple, pear or other plants that require pollination in the early spring, you will want to consider mason bees for your pollinators. Here are fifteen reasons why: MASON BEES: are solitary, only one bee per nest not hundreds. do not sting. are early spring bees, about the time peaches and cherries bloom….

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Mason Bee Pictures

Mason Bee House