Orchard Mason Bees from central NC
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.
I have a few questions, but I will start them in another thread.