mason, leaf cutter

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tricky rick
By tricky rick on Fri, May 9, 2014 - 4:35pm

mason bees... mega-pollinators

After some research, I decided to go a slightly different route and brought in a couple dozen MASON bees.

The research I dug up show they pollinate 25+% MORE effectively than a honey bee (pollen literally falls off their bodies as they buzz flower to flower), are not aggressive and don't sting (unless cornered), don't hive (are solitary little guys) and work for only a couple months and then hibernate in the little mud holes they deposit their larvae in.