Not just Honeybees

For the backyard homesteader, creating habitats that encourage bumblebees, carpenter and mason bees to visit will help with higher yields with their superior small space pollination services when compared to honey bees.

Bumblebees colonies can number in the hundreds, so they do not need the forage acreage that honey bees search out.  Carpenter and mason bees will stay in one area, and visit the same small patches of flowers consistently, making them and bumbles a highly desired visitor.

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