Mason Bees available at WBU Denver - Jumpstart Your Spring!
Although it may not seem like it, spring is just around the corner! And spring means time for the first pollinators to awaken. Native pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds need all the help they can get so support them by planting lots of native flowers, avoiding pesticide use, and providing a home for solitary bees. Gentle, native bees like the Blue Orchard Mason Bee (Osmia lignaria) can be encouraged to make your garden their home by providing a nesting box, like the ones we carry from Knox Cellars Mason Bees.
You can even jumpstart your backyard population by purchasing live mason bee cocoons at Wild Birds Unlimited Denver. Mason bee cocoons should be put outside around the end of March, so come in today to ask us about encouraging native, gentle bees in your garden!