Week of the bees
This week we added bees to our family. These are not he bees you are likely thinking of. Nope, not honey bees. We added mason bees. We got our bees and supplies from http://www.crownbees.com/.
We got our bees a few weeks ago. They came in the mail. They were still in their cocoon. We ordered 20. They come 10 each in small matchbox size boxes.
We kept them in the crisper drawer in the fridge as instructed. We kept them there till the weather was right to put them out. We kind of rolled the dice a bit by putting them out this week. We hope there is no freeze. It’s possible we could bring them in if it is to freeze.
The house mason bees are kept in are much like bird houses without the front on.
Mason bees are supposed to be as good as honey bees for our fruits and vegies.