Is this your first time doing this, or have you had success with attracting the mason bees to these blocks before?Iddee said:Zane, I cut a 4X4 into pieces about a foot long. Then I drill 5/16 holes in it, all but about a 1/4 inch through. I drill them 4 across, or about 3/4 inch apart, then all the way down about 3/4 in. apart. It gives me 50 to 60 holes per block. Then I hang it under an eave or other rain guard, facing east to south. I don't spend money on them, as they are a native American bee and will find the blocks.
Do you know if bats are using it yet?Omie, I have a bat house about 12 foot up on a power pole in my yard. My wife made me run them out of my basement when rabies reports started coming in around here.
Yep, all that Iddee said and I for one don't know a thing about them.Iddee said:Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting. As said above, I just got into the OMB's when we had a speaker at our local club. Maybe you can continue to educate us on them and other native pollinators. The way the honeybee is going, I think we are going to need an alternative.