The mason bee is a major global spring pollinator. The authors have successfully deployed over 250 Mason bee houses across Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and provide education to schools, gardeners, and the community.
Mason bees are fun to keep and make a difference to pollination in gardens, farms and community spaces. The Incredible Mason Bee book teaches you about these bees, their management, and how to make your own mason bee house in your own garden to attract these delightful insects. Includes useful information about common issues and challenges with mason bee houses and reassurance as to the safety of keeping mason bees.
The mason bee is more productive in pollinating your garden than honeybees. Keeping these bees is fun and educational for children and adults alike. Taking less than 6 hours per year to manage, mason bees are the ultimate backyard-friendly bee, essential in the pollination of early flowering fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers. Mason beekeeping is a hobby for all ages, it is safe, engaging, interesting, and instrumental in responsibly maintaining and sustaining the ecosystem.
The book introduces you to the different types of houses, the benefits and challenges of each, and the pests that you may encounter as you build out your mason bee community. It is informative, supportive, and engaging for all ages.