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podcast 181: more on mason bees

 
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This is the first new podcast in two weeks! This was actually recorded over a month ago, but we had some technical difficulties. Everything seems right as rain now though.

Over a year ago I recorded a podcast with Dave Hunter about Mason Bees. This new podcast covers a few things that were left out of that one, plus new things that have happened since the first one. One really important thing: you can attract mason bees to your yard with nothing more than a brush pile.

http://www.richsoil.com/permaculture/1854-181-mason-bees-part-2/




 
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this was a good one, I put it on facebook, hope people will listen to it. I didn't realize that my leafcutter bees and some others were in the same class as mason bees and I was not aware that brushpiles and hollow trees and logs were used by them, which I have gobs of on my property. I always leave lots of standing dead perennial parts in the gardens and pond areas and keep most of my brush on my property in piles in the woods, so I guess maybe I'm doing the right thing for my mason bees. Love to watch them by the thousands in the mud in the spring.
 
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Dave I do not have long distance on my phone. Burra also felt your post should not contain a phone number. You can send me a private message on here and I will contact you by email or PM..
 
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