Here is a photo of a mason mating/nesting box just placed. It hold 370 tubes, and has a starter tube colony of 32 filled tubes. I used an extra 3 frame bee nuc box.
I think you are referring to big black carpenter bees, which will damage wood and houses.Will these work with bumblybees, I want to get them to stop boring holes in my house.
Carpenter bees do damage the wood on houses. They are very large and usually black. The bees I am discussing here are tiny mason bees and have nothing to do with carpenter bees. mason bees do not damage wood.If they are boring into your house are they the same as carpenter bees?
They might! Why not give it a try? You can do a test nest box by taking a large wood block or a log and drilling various sized long holes in it, all less than an inch diam. See which holes they might like. Place the test nest where it will not be in the rain and wind, but will receive morning sun. Good luck!Hay Omie, I have a question.At a farm I lease mason bees like to plug up the ground holes in the electrical sockets.If I put a nesting box out for them do you think they would move in and leave the electric boxes alone?