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Old 03-11-2018, 07:44 AM
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I don't need to 'attract' mason bees, they are already one of my most annoying pest problems- they pack all kinds of things with mud, ranging from the grooves in the unassembled frame bars for my honeybees, to fuel line hoses, carburetor adjustment ports and all kinds of other places...including my gas grill, which resulted in an explosion and fire. Those little buggers are driving me batty.
That is not a Mason bee!
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:55 AM
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I just noticed some bee houses, to attract mason bees, in some of the garden catalogs. If I buy it, will they come? I love bees.

https://www.brecks.com/product/bee-n...yABEgIPp_D_BwE
You can buy Mason bee eggs and tubes, or you can just buy the tubes and wait for the Mason bees to populate it. One just takes a little longer.
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I just noticed some bee houses, to attract mason bees, in some of the garden catalogs. If I buy it, will they come? I love bees.

https://www.brecks.com/product/bee-n...yABEgIPp_D_BwE
Here's link to a video of a woman who raises Mason bees for her Long Island orchard, which is roughly ten miles from me. Hope it's not behind a paywall.

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/...her-1.13770204
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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I don't need to 'attract' mason bees, they are already one of my most annoying pest problems- they pack all kinds of things with mud, ranging from the grooves in the unassembled frame bars for my honeybees, to fuel line hoses, carburetor adjustment ports and all kinds of other places...including my gas grill, which resulted in an explosion and fire. Those little buggers are driving me batty.
Jesus ...

They're gentle, harmless bees. Not huge beasts from a 50s horror-scifi movie.
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