Take the sting out of bee keeping - and increase your fruit harvest.
Masons vs. Honeybees:
Our native Mason bees have lived in America for millions of years. We call them Masons because they work with mud to build and seal their nests. Honeybees were introduced by Europeans just 400 years ago -- and we all love their honey. But lately, honeybee numbers are much reduced through parasitic mites and mystery diseases that are wiping out their hives.
These ailments largely haven't affected our native American bees. They do a grand job of pollinating orchards and gardens, especially since they are active in colder temperatures and their hairy bodies carry more of the pollen that fertilizes your blossoms. Though they won't give you honey, they won't ever chase or sting you either -- unless severely provoked. They're fun to watch as well. Because they are so docile, you can stand close to the tube and see the bees going in and out of their nest.
With this Mason Bee Nest Kit, you can grow a big colony of Mason bees in just a few seasons! Attract these friendly pollinators to your garden to pollinate:
- Fruit trees
- Many other spring flowering fruits and ornamentals
Dimensions: 6.5"L x 3.25"D
Made in the USA