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Artisanal Mason Bees' nest/hive. Awesome!

Artisan Bee Houses for Orchard Mason Bees by BotanicArts

image from buzzy bee girl  (a great blog about bees) Bees are on the decline, particularly honey bees.  Without bees and other pollinators, every gardener knows that plants just won’t do what they are meant to.   This summer, I noticed in my own garden the proliferation of squash blossoms that never became zucchini and pumpkins, …

Encouraging Native Bees with Insect Walls

zen-industrial Alternatively these creations by Greg Corman of Zen Industrial in Tucson, Arizona are created from salvaged materials. Greg uses his scuplture to provide habitats for native, stingless bees (not honeybees).

Bee Friendly and Support Your Local Mason Bee Population. #BeeBold #SavetheBees #ad

Bee Friendly and Support Your Local Mason Bee Population

Bee Friendly and Support Your Local Mason Bee Population with a bee house and insect drinking station.

Bee more attractive: How to entice pollinators into your garden - bee and bug hotel with a nice roof of succulents

How to attract bees to your garden

Tubes provide homes for solitary bees. Bee more attractive: How to entice pollinators into your garden - Telegraph

While honey bees are familiar to most of us, there are many other varieties of bee that are great pollinators. Mason bees are one of them. Here's why you want to encourage them to visit your garden.

Bee Species: Native Mason Bees for Pollination

DIY Friday.....Mason Bee House

Another project for the summer "To Do" list ~ Insect Hotel! This will house many Mason and leafcutter bees. The chicken wire is to deter woodpeckers who will consume the larva and also to prevent the canes and drilled wood from falling out.

This is really cool, my grandpa used to keep them in those white box things...true I don't know much about it because I am deathly afraid of bees and wasps, but I would be willing to have bees if le hubby takes care of them and we have amazing honey! "Mason bee farming"

Mason Jar Beehive

DIY Beehive in a Jar - Backyard Honey with this easy project. Honey with comb, already made inside of a mason jar! Fat Bee Man videos are also educational

Welcome to the Bee Hotel ::  Place des Jardins  in Paris ( http://www.arkinspace.com/2012/06/welcome-to-bee-hotel.html )

Welcome to the Bee Hotel :: Place des Jardins Paris (Bees are my favourite insect.

HOW TO RAISE AND MANAGE ORCHARD MASON BEES FOR THE HOME GARDEN

How to build a bee house for Orchard Mason Bees - excellent pollinators!

Masonry Bees that are so integral to our ecosystem. Unlike honeybees or bumble bees, the Masonry Bee is a solitary bee. It has no queen or worker bees. They don’t produce honey or beeswax. Other than mating, their soul purpose is to pollinate.

If you build it…bees will come.

Masonry Bees that are so integral to our ecosystem. Unlike honeybees or bumble bees, the Masonry Bee is a solitary bee. It has no queen or worker bees. They don’t produce honey or beeswax. Other than mating, their soul purpose is to pollinate.

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