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Mason Bee Lodge

Mason Bee Lodge
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Product ID: PBBSML
Manufacturer: Schrodt Designs
UPC: 810070005061
List Price: $44.63
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Small, blue-black Mason bees are nature's mild mannered, peaceful pollinators that bring bountiful harvest to gardens and orchards. They need existing holes to nest in, and since they don't have a queen to protect, they rarely sting. Their only mission is to pollinate and reproduce. As your population increases, add more lodges and watch your gardens bloom!

Mason Bees are unable to tunnel holes for their nests - they rely on existing holes of the right size. By providing nesting sites, we can help these bees fulfill their life's mission, while they provide us with better quality gardens and crops.

Place our Mason Bee Lodge close to your garden and encourage this beneficial insect to pollinate your garden. Mason Bees are smaller and less aggressive than honey bees. They are a solitary bee that usually nests in the empty hollow left in trees by woodpeckers or insects. Often they will nest in the hollow end of a reed or plant stem as well. Since they are non-aggressive, when given a good place to live many bees will nest close together (though they will not work together nor aid each other). The Mason Bee gathers lumps of pollen which is packed into a ball and placed in the back of the nest. A single egg is placed on the pollen ball (which is used as food for the emerging larva) and then the packet is sealed in the tube using mud. A single bee will form several cells in a nest hole before the cold weather forces them into dormancy. Then in the spring, as your new crops begin to bloom, the young emerge to begin the cycle again. A bee house like this, once occupied, can generate new bees indefinitely and is an invaluable resource for pollination. House your local Mason bees, and they will return the favor by making your garden fruitful.

Handcrafted from durable, recycled redwood. Made in the USA

Dimensions: 11" X 5" X 5"

 
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