We need more Mason Bees
In a quarter acre of fruit trees, you’ll need 15,000 honeybees or 95 Mason Bees.
We are losing our honeybees. We lost 50% of our honeybee hives last winter. Honeybee population levels have dropped by 50 percent in the past 25 years.
But don’t worry Mason Bees are extraordinary pollinators, we just need an enormous amount of them. You can help. Set up a breeding program to raise Mason bees.
Before World War II North America had an innumerable population of Mason Bees. During the war, we developed pesticides, for mosquitoes that were a plague to our soldier in the pacific. After the war we used pesticides on our crops back home; boy did they work well, killing friend and foe alike, almost wiping out the mason bee. We must bring them back.
With our honeybees collapsing we must bring back the Mason Bees. We need them!