Mason bees are local bees that are metallic blue.
They are pretty friendly bees. Males do not have a stinger and females only sting if squeezed. They do not work in a hive or make honey like honeybees, but they do pollinate your backyard flowers and plants. Make a “mason bee home” to invite these bees to your neighborhood.
Aluminum can or similar container
Paper bag or cardstock paper
What to do:
Wash and clean the container.
Cut up the paper bag or paper into strips.
Roll the paper around a pencil. Tape the ends to keep it rolled in a tube. Place each completed paper tube into your container.
Continue step 3 until your container is full of paper tubes. Pack it tight!
Attach the string to the container and tie it to tree that gets morning sun.