In this blog, we provide information for you to teach your neighbors about solitary bees. Most people have never heard of a mason bee. They hear the word BEE and they’re scared or think they’re going to get stung. If they saw a nesting block with bees flying in and out, they probably thought it was a bee hive or pesty flies.
Teach your neighbors about these gentle and friendly pollinators and why they’re so important to our ecosystem. Share the brochure we put in your kit, our blog, articles and videos. Get them engaged and curious. Involve them in your backyard and nature exploration. Take your bee emergence tube and dump out the hatched cocoons and show them what they look like. Have them come up and watch a mason bee nesting block to see how friendly they are.
We have created a sign you can print to give to your neighbors and there are several links below you can share. We appreciate your help to spread the word and teach everyone about solitary pollinators.
Printable Sign – “PLEASE DON’T SPRAY PESTICIDES”- (scroll to bottom of blog)
We have written several articles on safe ways to take care of your garden and information about solitary bees.
• “Learn About Non-Stinging, Belly Flopping Mason Bees & Why Gardner’s Love Them!”
• “10 Ways to Safely Remove Slugs Without Harming Mason Bees”
• “Did You Know Mason Bee Mandibles Aren’t Strong Enough to Chew Wood?”
• “Learn Safe Ways to Remove Dandelions”
• Video – “Friendly Bees Busy at Work” (watch to see how friendly 1,600 mason bees are up close)