Intro to mason bees

Asked April 28, 2018, 11:11 AM EDT

Hi, I am a CC MG and new member at Melwood. We want to give a presentation to participants (grade level 3-12) with differing abilities. Been searching for You Tube videos without success. Did find Paula Shrewsbury’s article from 2016 useful but need some bee photos, video, resources, etc. Appreciate whatever advice you can provide. Thank you very much. Jackie Jenkins

Charles County Maryland

1 Response

Hi Jackie,

What types of resources are you looking for? Dr. Mike Raupp has featured mason bees as Bug of the Week several times and has some short videos there, too. Also, there is a good book (available as a PDF at link below) Managing Alternative Pollinators with a lot of info on mason bees.

Feel free to give me a call or email me if you want to discuss this further or are looking for other materials.

http://bugoftheweek.com/blog/2014/4/14/welcome-mason-bees-iosmiai-spp
http://bugoftheweek.com/blog/2013/1/25/hail-mason-bees-iosmia-sppi-harbringers-of-spring
https://www.sare.org/content/download/29732/413980/Managing_Alternative_Pollinators.pdf