Mason Bees - BeeKeepClub https://beekeepclub.com Resources and Guides for Beekeepers Sat, 03 Dec 2022 20:35:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://beekeepclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Mason Bees - BeeKeepClub https://beekeepclub.com 32 32 Learning About the Mason Bee Life Cycle https://beekeepclub.com/learning-about-the-mason-bee-life-cycle/ https://beekeepclub.com/learning-about-the-mason-bee-life-cycle/#respond Sun, 23 Oct 2022 21:59:17 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=18803 BeeKeepClub

Mason bees are natural pollinators in many ecosystems. Learning about the mason bee life cycle is important so that you know how to benefit as much as possible from these bees. They are the native bees of North America, including the USA. Various developments have led to an increasing interest in mason bees, particularly the decline in honeybee populations across the USA and the world.

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Best Mason Bee Nesting Materials (2022) https://beekeepclub.com/best-mason-bee-nesting-materials/ https://beekeepclub.com/best-mason-bee-nesting-materials/#comments Mon, 13 Jun 2022 01:07:10 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=17812 BeeKeepClub

Mason bees are solitary bees but can live near each other in nests. For best results in mason beekeeping, be sure to use the best mason bee nesting materials that you have access to. The best materials ensure that your starter population of mason bees flourishes and grows in number. Both beginner and experienced beekeepers can keep mason bees with ease. The bees work with most materials you will think of as long as they are natural and organic plant material. Even then, research indicates that some materials are more friendly and favorable to mason bees. They take to these materials quickly and build compartments more willingly. Pipes and tubes are the preference of mason bees. They love those that have a diameter of around 8 millimeters.

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The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Mason Bees https://beekeepclub.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-keeping-mason-bees/ https://beekeepclub.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-keeping-mason-bees/#respond Sun, 12 Jun 2022 01:41:33 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=17841 BeeKeepClub

Keeping mason bees is important to many people because of its function in plant pollination. This ultimate guide to keeping mason bees takes you through various practices for best result. Some bits of it are also applicable in leafcutter beekeeping. Both mason and leafcutter bees are native and solitary. They do not form colonies but instead make nests in hollow cavities. Their lifecycle is very unique and dependent on the seasons of the year. Each year, the old generation of mason bees dies so that there is new generation the following year. In this guide, you will get useful information about many things including the lifecycle of mason bees, how they make nests, setting up a mason bee house and harvesting cocoons.

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How to Make a Homemade Mason Bee House https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-make-a-homemade-mason-bee-house/ https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-make-a-homemade-mason-bee-house/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2022 04:02:36 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=13421 BeeKeepClub

The making of a homemade mason bee house is an exciting project that involves simple woodworking that will take just a few minutes to get through with. This is a project that the kids will love to take part in; watching the bees as they construct their nest will definitely give yourself and the kids a sense of fulfillment.

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Esschert Design WA38 Bee House Review https://beekeepclub.com/esschert-design-wa38-bee-house-review/ https://beekeepclub.com/esschert-design-wa38-bee-house-review/#respond Wed, 08 Jun 2022 02:17:41 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=13339 BeeKeepClub

The Esschert Design WA38 Bee House is hardy and great for keeping successive generations of mason bees. The bee house is built with a set of unique features that sets it apart from other mason bee houses. Indeed, it is well worth considering for all mason beekeeping nature lovers. Let’s check it out. For more …

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Top 10 Best Mason Bee Houses (2022) https://beekeepclub.com/best-mason-bee-house/ https://beekeepclub.com/best-mason-bee-house/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:18:01 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=10351 BeeKeepClub

Most of us are familiar with the honey bee but very few people have ever heard of the mason bee, one of the best pollinators in the planet. Mason bees, just like honey bees, have been human’s companions for many years. Mason bees are tranquil and coexist peacefully with humans. These bees are an excellent choice for those who would like to increase the productivity of their garden. They also add an aesthetic value to your home.

Mason bees pose little or no threat when kept in the home garden. They are easy to keep and with the best mason bee houses you can easily do so. Read more.

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How to Attract Mason Bees – Beginner’s Guide https://beekeepclub.com/the-beginners-guide-on-how-to-attract-mason-bees/ https://beekeepclub.com/the-beginners-guide-on-how-to-attract-mason-bees/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2022 12:29:13 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=12470 BeeKeepClub

Mason bees are closely related to honey bees, but they do not make honey. Mason bees get their name from their characteristic behavior of using mud like bricks to build their nests. They are a great alternative to keeping honey bees. There is an average of 200 mason bee species found in varying distribution around the globe. Mason bees are great pollinators, and are easy to keep. Starting mason beekeeping requires beekeepers to know how to attract mason bees, which we'll discuss in this article.

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How to Raise Mason Bees Successfully https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-raise-mason-bees/ https://beekeepclub.com/how-to-raise-mason-bees/#comments Sun, 05 Jun 2022 11:00:40 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=17828 BeeKeepClub

Raising mason bees for plant pollination is better than using honeybees. Mason bees are solitary bees and native to the American continent. This article arms you with useful information on how to raise mason bees. Among other aspects, it explores the mason bee house, providing for mason bees and management practices for best results in mason beekeeping. The article also delves into the lifecycle of mason bees so that you get deep understanding of mason beekeeping processes and management practices. Use the tips on how to raise mason bees for successful mason beekeeping operations with great pollination of your plants.

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Chalkbrood Disease Treatment for Honey and Mason Bees https://beekeepclub.com/chalkbrood-disease-treatment-for-honey-and-mason-bees/ https://beekeepclub.com/chalkbrood-disease-treatment-for-honey-and-mason-bees/#respond Sun, 05 Jun 2022 05:12:47 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=16495 BeeKeepClub

A major affliction of honey and mason bees is the chalkbrood disease, which caused by the fungus Ascosphaera Apis. The diseases afflicts colonies of the honey bee the world over. It mummifies the larvae of honey bees, leaving larvae in bee brood cells hard on the outside and white on the inside. The mummified larvae looks like a piece of chalk, hence the name chalkbrood. This disease of honey bees affects both sealed and unsealed brood in a colony. These mycelia multiply and eventually engulf the entire larvae inside the cell and kill it. This guide helps you with chalkbrood disease treatment for honey and mason bees.

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Niteangel Natural Bee House Review https://beekeepclub.com/niteangel-natural-bee-house-review/ https://beekeepclub.com/niteangel-natural-bee-house-review/#respond Fri, 03 Jun 2022 03:28:49 +0000 https://beekeepclub.com/?p=13398 BeeKeepClub

The Niteangel Natural Bee House is a cute little insect habitat built in a house style. It features a double slanting roof covering the area where bees and other insects will stay. The insect house is largely made of wood. It has some mesh covering the uppermost and lowermost sections. This house is a well …

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