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All About Mason Bees

Mason Bees are a special type of native bee that are extremely efficient pollinators and thus important for agriculture and ornamental gardens alike. They nest in holes in dead stems or the ground. Because of this, they're easy to invite to your own backyard by buying or making mason bee boxes! If you choose to do so, be sure to follow building instructions from reliable sources, like those listed below.

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The Mason Bee, or Blue Orchard Bee, has been called a "gardener's best friend". Click the image above to view a feature on OPB about the "magical, mysterious, mason bee"!