Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 23 of 23
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hood County, Texas, USA
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Orchard Mason Bees

    Can anyone give me some plant suggestions for my Mason bees? I am new to keeping mason bees, and I do not have any fruit trees. What are some flowering plants that I should plant for my bees? Will a flowering almond work? Any other suggestions?

    Thank you!
    DebB

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Limestone, Alabama
    Posts
    577

    Default Re: Orchard Mason Bees

    I'm not sure what zone you are in but in my area mason bees love Pieris Japonica, Red Bud, Winter Honeysuckle and Dandelions. They also will work plants in the mustard family such as turnips, rape, canola etc. In order for these to bloom at the time of Osmia bee activity, they should be planted in the fall and allowed to bloom in the early spring. Your flowering almond should also be good for the mason bees. Good luck.

    Garry
    bees@mysite.com

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hood County, Texas, USA
    Posts
    6

    Default Re: Orchard Mason Bees

    Thank you, Garry! I will work on this!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads