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Post by KMG on Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:27 am

Mason Bees Are Prolific Pollinators! Adult mason bees sip nectar as they gather pollen from a wide assortment of flowers, but they prefer to find good pollen sources within 300 feet of their nests. Up to 1,500 blossoms per day must be visited to gather enough pollen to provision the next generation, so mason bees can be phenomenally efficient pollinators of fruits. Only three female mason bees can serve the pollination needs of a mature apple tree.


They DO NOT BORE HOLES they lay their eggs in an existing cavity.  Read more about them on my website http://www.mimisgreenhouse.com/mason-bees-and-bee-houses/ 
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Post by Gene Howard on Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:59 pm

The Mason bee is new to me although I probably have thousands in my flower beds. I've seen a lot of bees slightly smaller and darker than honey bees but didn't think of them being a different species. I did a little research on the range of the Mason bee and maps are very conflicting for Texas. However I went to Wikipedia and found pictures that look very much like my little friends. This warrants additional study. Thanks Kathy. I will start a thread on the discussion board. I would like to hear from others.
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