Mason wasp instead of Mason bees

Asked June 9, 2019, 5:37 PM EDT

I put up a mason bee house this season and out in my mason bee larvae tube . Everything was going good they hatched out and about month later I noticed a mud cap on one tube. The days following more mud plugs and I was excited until I sat for a while and seen what was doing all the work,Mason Wasps. They are now hatching and every tube that hatched are Mason wasp not mason bees. What the heck do I do? Do mason wasp pollinate as well as Mason bees. Also they are aggressive. What to do!!!???

Brunswick County North Carolina mason bees

1 Response

Thank you for your question. I think it would be helpful were you to consult your own county Extension office for advice. Here is their webpage: https://brunswick.ces.ncsu.edu/ Good luck!