'Lonely' Bees Need Homes Too!

'Lonely' Bees Need Homes Too!

Do your part to save solitary bees — build them a humble abode. Bee creative and check our Pinterest board for buzzworthy ideas!

A gentle and hard-working pollinator, the little mason bee, is becoming endangered. Mason bees are one of 4,000 bee species in North America and the easiest to raise because of their solitary nature. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to help them on their nesting journey. You can help them out by building your own bee hotel. Visit our Pinterest board for some really cool ideas for building that perfect spot for solitary bees. Solitary bees don’t sting and are incredibly beneficial pollinators so let’s do our part to save these wonderful insects.

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Donna Fossum

Donna Fossum is a SAWS conservation planner and graduate of Texas A&M University. She is also a master gardener so she “digs” plants. Donna goes to work every day to be able to afford her love of fishing and all things coastal. When she isn't hard at work behind her computer, she is dreaming of the beach or catching that "wall hanger" trout or redfish. She is a proud "dog mom" of one black Labrador (Matilda’s Sir Buckaroo, aka Bucky).