Sustainable Contra Costa Action Guide
Attract Mason Bees to Your Backyard
Do you know the docile Mason bees are 200 times more effective pollinators than honeybees?
Buy a Mason Bee Nest Kit and hang it under an eave, then forget about it.
Mason Bees (Orchard Bees) are native to North America and are superb pollinators. Each female Orchard Bee makes her own nest in a series of tubes, sealed with mud. They are useful, small and docile-and they hardly ever sting unless severely provoked. There is no maintenance involved but you donŐt get any honey either.
The Urban Farmers http://www.theurbanfarmers.org
Visit the store then under Other Products look for Mason Bee House
-by Siamack Sioshansi