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John Polk
Post     Subject: One more reason to love Black Locust: Mason Bees

They probably do. They probably know a lot more about most woods than we do.
Their survival depends upon their instincts We just try to invent our way out of a problem.
Jordan Lowery
Post     Subject: One more reason to love Black Locust: Mason Bees

I wonder if they know it has anti fungal properties, which maybe helps keep the many parasitic fungi that eat the larvae at bay.
John Polk
Post     Subject: One more reason to love Black Locust: Mason Bees

Glad that they found a great home in your setup. Black Locust certainly seems a good general purpose tree for permies!
Fulfills many functions.

Isaac Hill
Post     Subject: One more reason to love Black Locust: Mason Bees

Right, but I've heard of people doing all sorts of complicated things to encourage mason bees, them moving into the black locust arbor was just was serendipitous.
John Polk
Post     Subject: One more reason to love Black Locust: Mason Bees

Many types of bees love the black locust...great forage. I have heard it makes great honey.

Isaac Hill
Post     Subject: Mason Bees love Black Locust

So I was looking at the grape arbor I built with black locust logs that I left unfinished and noticed that there were lots and lots of mason bees making nests in the small holes up and down the logs... talk about stacking functions!