Here's My First Mason Bee Hive

minkies(8)March 13, 2014

So other than needing more tubes to fill it is there anything that you see I can improve on? I went to a mason bee seminar last weekend and he told me I may need to put something like panty hose over the front come June so that the predators can't get in.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

looks better than mine lol mine is just one of those small mason been boxes that you can mount on fences or on he side of the house. might want to buy some mason bee atractant to ensure they find the nesting area. Make sure to put it in an area with morning sun so the bees can warm up and become active right when the sun comes up.

Here is a link that might be useful: TheItalian Garden

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 1:50AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Would you call the box you have next to your sits next to your tubes the hatching box? I don't have the opportunity to go to a seminar but I've been reading up a lot on the topic. I purchased a bunch of tubes online. Just wondering if I should unfurl the tubes and pull all the little babies out to put in the nesting box like that. Not sure if that was discussed during your seminar.

Otherwise I think your setup looks great. Nice job repurposing the old birdfeeder too.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2015 at 7:55AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Location of Urban Apiary
Hello, I'm going to be constructing a 6 ft structure...
First year raising Mason Bees...some advice if you please
So A buddy and I split an order of Mason Bees from...
Will Rosemary attract bees?
I am planning a small bed at my daughter's school and...
Bee Hive for Black Bees
We have a large bee hive that was created this summer...
Who am I?
Anybody know what this is? Is it a carpenter bee?
Sponsored Products
Bromi Design B-KG002P-1 Hive 1 Light Pendant - B-KG002P-1
$58.98 | Hayneedle
Hive | C-U C-ME Pendant Light
$525.00 | YLighting
Enna 16" Wide Polished Chrome 3-Light Chandelier
Lamps Plus
Hive | C-U C-ME Small Round Pendant Light
$350.00 | YLighting
Hive Concrete Coasters - Set of 4
| Dot & Bo
Troy Lighting Hive Transitional Outdoor Wall Light
Steinbach Bee Keeper German Nutcracker-Signed - NWG5-1318SIGNK
$305.99 | Hayneedle
Mini Honey Pot And Dipper
$6.99 | zulily
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™