Mason bees are native throughout most of the BC and the Pacific Northwest. They are a smaller than a honey bee, are bluish-black in color and are sometimes mistaken for house flies. They are named "mason" bees because of their use of mud to cap off cells between eggs. They house themselves in hollow tubes, stems, and various holes found in trees or wood.
Mason bees are: * Excellent at pollinating spring blossoms such as flowers, peaches, pears, apples, blueberries and plums * Easy to encourage with minimal maintenance * Only visibly active for a 6 to 8 week period in early Spring * Safe for children or pets to be around