The Native Bee Project
The Mason Bee nesting blocks, which we provided with cocoons, are filling up early this year, probably due to our warm spring. Two stewards’ blocks are in fact completely filled, and had to be supplemented with additional nesting tubes. Evidently, we are picking up nesting bees from our neighborhood’s pre-existing bee population. This is good, because providing clean and plentiful nesting holes can only increase the numbers of our native bees.