Mason bees are gentle, solitary bees that provide crucial pollination services in the spring months. Many species are native to the Pacific Northwest, and are responsible for pollinating native plants that are crucial to the health of our local ecosystems. On top of that, promoting mason bee populations in gardens and orchards can greatly improve fruit yields. With just a few simple needs, mason bees are fun and easy to care for and their habitats are quick to set up.
In this virtual course, Bee & Bloom experts will discuss the mason bee life cycle, what makes a good or bad habitat, how to set up your own habitat, how to care for your bees, and common pests ID and prevention.