Mason Bees or Orchard Bees Houses
Mason Bees Require a 5/16″ hole to lay their eggs in. Mason Bees are active from Late March to Early May depending on your location. They live for 3 to 4 weeks and are super pollinators. One Mason Bee will pollenate equal to about 30 Honey Bees. Mason Bees do not produce honey. They emerge, mate, lay eggs and die all in 3 weeks. Mason Bees lay their eggs in 5/16″ holes. The eggs are laid on a platform of pollen and nectar. The eggs will hatch sometime around August to September. During the time before eggs hatch DO NOT Move the Mason Bee House!!! If the egg rolls off the pollen platform the larva will die.
Put your Mason Bee houses out during early March. Mason Bees will find them if you have Mason Bees in your area.