starting over and mason bees
First, I'm sad to report that two hives of bees did not make it through this winter. My bee supplier reported that it was a tough winter for bees, so I'm in good company. Ordered 2 packages of bees and a helmet and veil for my husband, who is really into this! He was very upset that the creatures died; I was pretty philosophical.
Now I have a question about mason bees. By the time I checked for supplies on line, the suppliers I found were out of stock for the season. If I put up a house, are there 'wild' ones tht might find it?