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Post  sanderson on 12/27/2013, 1:38 am

Does anyone have one of these?  What do you think of it?  Can one make a suitable substitute?

http://www.leevalley.com/en/home/OnlineCatalog.aspx?id=719e5aa3

page 64-65

On the next pages is a sweet compost pail!

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Re: Solitary Pollen Bee Nest from Lee Valley

Post  camprn on 12/27/2013, 8:17 am

Here are a few alternatives.
http://www.gardeners.com/Mason-Bee-House/37-481,default,pd.html

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Post  sanderson on 12/27/2013, 2:03 pm

Thanks. I'm going to read up on them.

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Re: Solitary Pollen Bee Nest from Lee Valley

Post  sanderson on 4/10/2015, 9:34 pm

@FRED58 wrote:I have seen a number of ads for homes to attract solitary bees (Mason Bees are common in North America). They are pretty simple to build and inexpensive to buy. GOOGLE  "solitary bee home".

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Bee Homes!

Post  littlejo on 4/10/2015, 11:51 pm

I don't remember this post, but am glad it is re-visited! The houses are cute, but Mason bees will come! Just nail some cheap pine boards in a dry place. Then say "I sure hope no bees make a home here!"  They will come.

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Re: Solitary Pollen Bee Nest from Lee Valley

Post  sanderson on 4/11/2015, 1:52 am

lol!

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