How to Build a Mason Bee Hotel


| 10/9/2015 9:17:00 AM


 

Mason Bees, also known as orchard bees are docile pollinators that are easy to keep and provide a myriad of benefits for the pollinator community. In nature, mason bees build solitary nests with mud in hollow reeds, woodpecker holes or other small openings. To keep mason bees all you really have to do is provide some prime real-estate by building a mason bee “hotel.” These hotels replicate the type of little spaces that mason bees love!

Elsie Gibeson is an environmental landscape designer with Dreamscapes Consulting and chairs the Shawnee County Master Gardeners Green Team.

Elsie Gibeson spoke about the importance of pollinators and what you can do to support them at the 2015 Mother Earth News Fair in Topeka, Kansas, where these instructions were also provided, in supplement during her presentation.

Tools Needed 



• saw
• wire cutters
• drill and screw driver

billshut
7/28/2018 8:04:29 AM

Okay, so I'm no "ar-teest", or anything, but I did this up in MS Paint. Should be pretty close to what the author of the instructions was trying to pass along, as I understood them. Since I have no way to add a photo file to this post, I placed it on Imgur (free host). https://imgur.com/a/z1gljsn Hopefully it helps someone!


billshut
7/28/2018 6:23:39 AM

I am, in no way, an "ar-teest", but tried to illustrate this, as best I could, from the understanding of the written instructions. Since I can't attach an image here, I placed my jpeg (done in MS Paint) on Imgur. https://imgur.com/a/z1gljsn


billshut
7/28/2018 6:22:28 AM

I am, in no way, an "ar-teest", but tried to illustrate this, as best I could, from the understanding of the written instructions. Since I can't attach an image here, I placed my jpeg (done in MS Paint) on Imgur. https://imgur.com/a/z1gljsn






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