We should start seeing our Mason Bee Project at Iron House come to fruition soon. Our lovely little native bees, the Mason Bee, play a very important role in the balance of nature in Oregon. We love these little babies, so nondescript that they may go unnoticed by many people, or mistaken for something other than a bee.
Iron House,along with our residents built an assortment of Mason Bee Houses, now we wait... to see if they liked their new homes enough to take up residence. The key is to attach them to a place at least three feet from the ground , and face the openings toward the east.I believe we will find that these little bee beauties love us as much as we love them.... For the love of bees....Holly
Since this post was written, we all have bees in our boxes, they leave each day to pollinate our flowers and gardens....blessed be !
Todd put the saw to create the right size blocks and to make the shingle roofs
Gerald drilled the holes with a 3/8 drillbit
The bee houses before we added our touches
The girls painting their own bee boxes
Our finished project...Now we add them to the yards and decks, three feet and over above the ground, facing east.

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