Mason Bee Housing, Jumpstart Your Spring!

Although it may not seem like it, spring is just around the corner! And spring means time for the first pollinators to awaken. Native pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds need all the help they can get to support them by planting lots of native flowers, avoiding pesticide use, and providing a home for solitary bees. Gentle, native bees like the Blue Orchard Mason Bee (Osmia lignaria) can be encouraged to make your garden their home by providing a nesting box, like the ones we carry from Knox Cellars Mason Bees.

Mason bee cocoons should be put outside around when the average temp is 50 degrees, so come in today to ask us about encouraging native, gentle bees in your garden!