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Mason Bees

Mason Bees are excellent early-spring pollinators and, because they tend not to sting, are great additions to any garden. They’re so effective — 120 times more effective than honey bees! — because they have a lot of hair on their body which picks up pollen. Unlike honeybees, which clean themselves after each visit to a flower and store the pollen in sacs to carry back to the colony, the Mason Bees carry all of their pollen from flower to flower. Mason Bees are referred to as solitary bees because they do not have a social order like honey bees and bumble bees. They do not have a queen or a hive and they do not make honey. However, they are perfectly happy making a nest right next to each other. Mason Bees are active in colder temperatures, which makes them very effective in orchards or home gardens pollinating fruit trees. Each order has 6 cocoons per tube.