I know we have a "Top Bar & other Alternative hives" forum under the general Beekeeping section. Might we also have a "Mason & other alternative bees" forum there under Beekeeping as well? More and more people raise or create nesting habitats for solitary & native bees like masons, leafcutters, bumblebees, even digger bees. It'd be nice if we had a dedicated forum area where folks could post threads and questions about their (non-honeybee) bee interests. My 3rd year mason bees are starting to emerge from my nesting straws now (which spent the winter in the vegetable drawer of my fridge), and my kitchen porch is a-buzz right now with dozens of amorous male hornfaced bees looking for a girlfriend. (The girls emerge after the boys). I had to put up a little "Don't worry, they don't sting!" sign so the mailman wouldn't get scared and run off with my mail. :lol: Thanks for considering this.