mason bees nesting in t1-11 siding

mdelam(z7 Pacfic NW)March 20, 2013

Have a plaque near my front door and mason bees have set up a nest in the groves of my t1-11 siding under it. Since its mid March and they should start coming out how do I tell if they have left? I want to paint the siding there in a few weeks from now and don 't want to destroy them as they are good polinators.

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charlieboring

If you want to prevent them from using the same holes for their next season, take the following action: 1) Build a small mason bee box and place it near the old one facing South/Southeast, 2) Tape a piece of cardboard over the holes with a 1/2 inch hole cut in the middle of it. This will discourage the bees from using their old nests and encourage them to occupy the new box.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2013 at 8:06AM
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