Western Red Cedar resists decay and shrinkage, and seasons easily and quickly. Expect years of maintenance-free service. Our experience with mason bees suggests that they gravitate to cedar. If you plan to paint your mason bee house, you should select the sanded cedar house instead. Painting is not necessary to preserve the wood, as cedar is naturally long-lasting.
This deluxe over-under duplex holds approximately 50 empty nesting tubes in the top compartment and has plenty of room for either twelve 6” tubes or six 12” folded tubes containing bees in the bottom compartment.
Mounting screw included; some additional hardware may be needed, depending on installation site. Nesting tubes and bees sold separately.
Note: All mason bee houses should be placed on a south or southeast facing wall, low enough to catch the morning sun, but near enough to the eaves to protect them from the rain and wind.