|Project by Francois Vigneron||posted 02-21-2013 02:44 PM||1623 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
I build a little house for wild bees. It’s a simple block of untreated pine with a bunch of holes drilled in it. The red roof might help them find the hotel.
You can find lots of info online about those amazing little friends. They are also called solitary bees, carpenter bees, mason bees,... ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megachilidae ). Don’t hesitate to build a bee house too ; it’s fun, only takes a few minutes and your wife & kids will love it.
-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA