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starting over and mason bees

Posted by idabean (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 10, 08 at 21:58

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?


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RE: starting over and mason bees

Very well could. Especially if you have plants they like blooming nearby and supply fresh mud for them.

RE: starting over and mason bees

Mine are active right now. I say go for it! Put up the house and they will find it eventually.

Good luck!

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