New here today. Just joined up since this is one of the more active sites that pertains to Orchard Mason bees, Bumble bees and other solitary pollinators.

I have been hanging nests for about 3 - 4 years now and have been getting good block fills and very little in the way of parasites.

I would like to expand into Leaf cutter and Bumble Bee Nests. The Orchard Bees do a great job on my spring garden and blueberry bushes, so I'm looking to round out my pollinator stocks. Although, I got lucky last year and a BeeKeeper landed 3 hives next door to me. Will have to see if his hives will make it around here.

Here is a link to my Photobucket album of the nesting blocks and hatching chambers that I use.

http://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u...0Bee%20Blocks/

I have a few questions, but I will start them in another thread.