Monday, June 25, 2007

Home for the Bees

You can do something about the loss of bees in the US. The National Wildlife Federation has instructions for making a house for Orchard Mason Bees. Orchard Mason bees normally look for small holes in trees, like those made by a woodpecker, but you can simulate this easily. All you need is a small piece of wood and a drill. Unlike some other types of bees, Orchard Mason bees are unlikely to sting. Males are unable to sting and females rarely sting. But like other bees, Orchard Mason bees will pollinate your garden nicely!
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