Bee Care and Pro Tips
Chances are, your bee hotel or bee house will attract a hole-nesting wild bee. We want to help your local bee population thrive - here are our expert tips that can help you understand your bee house guests.
Blue orchard mason bees are native bees that are active in the spring and are the perfect pollinators for blueberry fields. Emerging from their cocoons in the spring, they fly in cooler and wetter weather than honey bees.
Blue orchard mason bees (Osmia lignaria) and horned-face mason bees (Osmia cornifrons) both produce only one generation of bees per year. Knowing this fact makes it easier for us to protect the developing larvae from one of the biggest threats that hole-nesting bees face: gnat-sized parasitic wasps.