Wild Native Bees

Chances are your backyard is already home to a variety of wild, native bees and beneficial wasps. Not only do wild bees and wasps help pollinate your garden, but they also work as a natural pest control service.

 

Set up a wild bee house to get to know your local, native species!

 


  • WILD BEE ID

    If you'd like to dive deeper into identifying the wild bees in your yard, here are some great resources to help you along the way.

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  • ALL-SEASON PESTS AND PREDATORS OF CAVITY-NESTING BEES

    This article highlights common all-season pests and predators attracted to spring mason bees, summer leafcutter bees, and wild native bees.

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  • CAPPED-END GUIDE FOR CAVITY-NESTING BEES

    Ever wonder what bees or wasps are nesting in your bee house? This guide will help you make a probable identification of cavity-nesting bees and wasps down to the family and genus level by examining nest construction.

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  • FALL: REMOVE, PROTECT, STORE WILD BEES

    By late fall, adult bees and beneficial, solitary wasps have finished nesting and left their offspring to hibernate over the winter. You'll want to remove, protect, and store all wild, native bee and wasp nesting materials to keep the hibernating larvae safe from parasites, ants, birds, and other predators.

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