I've kept BOB's in Wyoming. They're native to the wetter parts of the state.
But I'm now in S. Florida and don't know a think about native bees here. Looking at BOB's life cycle, I doubt they would survive here in USDA plant zone 10b.
Anyone use or raise native pollinators in the southeast.
A small box of solitary, native pollinators could make a neat addition to a condo patio, where the discovery of a hive of bees would get a full emergency response including a lockdown of the public schools. No kidding! That happened yesterday down here.