Mason Bees at the Library
On the Web
This guide is specifically for gardeners and farmers of the Lower Mainland including the Greater Vancouver Area, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Powell River, Harrison Lake, and parts of the Similkameen Valley.
This simple video tutorial will show you how to unravel mason bee tubes, harvest the cocoons and wash them prior to storing them in a Spring release box or tray.
This short video created by bethinking.com discusses many interesting facts about solitary bees (mason and leafcutter bees), including their life cycles and how the differ from honeybees.
Resource guide compliled by UBC graduate student, Nicole Read.
Learn about the research taking place at SFU's Pollination Ecology Lab.
For those interested in learning how commerical farmers are using mason bees to pollinate larger crops like blueberries and almonds, this YouTube video is an excellent resource.
Beautiful macro-photography accompanies this simple yet informative video about the mason bee's life cycle.