I had a customer call me and was deeply concerned saying his mason bees were eating holes in his firewood and nesting. He happened to live in my hometown so I agreed to meet him at his residence and check out his situation. I met him the following day and he had several mason bees […]
It’s early June, and the mason bee season is winding down. Now’s the time to see if your nesting tubes are ready to be protected from parasites for the months ahead.
Recently I received a few calls and e-mails regarding sugar ants in Mason Bee houses, and what to do about it. I spoke with Kim Leval Director of the Eugene office for Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides and she gave us permission to post their bait solution for sugar ants. Even though the recipe […]
Hello again, I’ve been asked several times if it’s ok to secure a mason bee house to a fence, tree, post or a telephone pole. The answer is a big NO, and the two main reasons: a fence or pole doesn’t provide any protection from the weather, and your bees will be at higher risk […]
We just went through a long cold spell here in the Willamette valley — with snow, freezing rain and cold temperatures. They say the weather is going to get warmer with rain. I’m ready, aren’t you? If you haven’t already done a final check on your mason bees, this is the time to do it. […]