“Perfect Pollinators” Red Mason Bee Project
Our native bee population is in decline. Help farmers and producers to address this trend by adding to native bee stocks. Red Mason bees are solitary bees that unlike bumble and honey bees do not sting and therefore do not possess a threat to young children.
Fit a webcam Red Mason Bee Box on an outer school wall and watch between March and July live video of the female Red Mason Bee lining her nest and laying eggs that will grow and pupate before hatching the following spring.
Each female Red Mason bee will lay in a year up to 40 eggs. So play your part in this campaign and donate your excess bee stock to local fruit and vegetable famers.