You should plan to use InvitaBee during the season that you purchased it.
Here’s the fun part about joining the Native Bee Network - checking out the wild native bees and wasps that nested in your site over the spring and summer.
Use the Native Bee Network Map App on your smartphone to locate and retrieve your registered wild bee house or Native Bee Network BeeHut and all of the nesting materials inside.
Wild bees and solitary beneficial wasps can both move into your bee house or bee hotel. Each bee and wasp species has their own nesting preferences and their own way of building their nests. Here are our tips that can help you understand some of the most popular or common guests.
Birds will try eat bees or peck at filled nesting holes. Place your bee house away from and out of line of sight of bird feeders to reduce bird.
In Everett, WA, Everett Community College has installed 35 Native Bee Network BeeHuts across the college campus.
The Native Bee Network (NBN) program helps individuals and community members across the country support and find their local native hole-nesting bees.
Blue orchard mason bees (Osmia lignaria) and horned-face mason bees (Osmia cornifrons) both only produce 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.
You can reuse your spring mason bee house to raise summer leafcutter bees.
Summer Leafcutter Bee Benefits: Super pollinators of your summer blooming fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, squash, melons, and peas - just about any flower.