I purchased a bee house, now what?

Asked June 3, 2018, 7:57 AM EDT

Hi , So I purchased this bee house, put it up in my yard, bees are going in and out of the tubes. I have been watching videos on mason bees and they are saying I need to harvest these bees. UMMMMMMMMMMM gesh, I should have done my homework! I need help with what to do in the fall with this house, if anything. I thought give them a home, let them sleep and once they came out in the spring, clean the tubes and move on? I guess I have to do more? Can you help me? Thanks!

Frederick County Maryland

1 Response

Here is a publication from the Xerces Society on Tunnel Nesting Biology and Maintenance of Nest Blocks http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/tunnel-nest-management-xerces-society.pdf