Does anyone keep Mason bees?
I was just reading about Mason bee on this site.
They sell some neat houses, but say that you need to get a start of bees from a local/regional source that are adapted to your climate.
Anyone have some experience to share?
a UK based supplier of tubes for osmia bees
This is a very late reply to your post about osmia bees
there is a supplier of cardboard tubes in the uk. they are called "wigglywigglers"
I assume that you can import these to where you are ?
Here's the website link below
I do have some occupied nesting tubes here in the uk , the bees come to them by themselves.
I just supply more empty/new tubes every year and put them in some empty cut plastic bottles to give the tubes some protection from the weather (so there is no need to order the thick and heavy kit - just order the replacement tubes!
I hope this will help