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Bee Houses, Books and More

Support our Native Bees! The Backyard Naturalist stocks Bee houses, Mason Bee lodges, books about bees, seeds to grow plants that attract pollinators like Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds. And more in our store!
Want to know more about native pollinators and how to support them in your backyard? See our resource page, Support Native Pollinators.

Honey Comb Modular Mason Bee House

The Backyard Naturalist has the Honey Comb  Modular Mason Bee House or Lodge. Hexagonal Wood frame with fiberboard tubes that are replaceable.

Honey Comb Modular Mason Bee Lodge has hexagonal wood frame that makes it easy and fun to place several fitting together

Mason Bees are fascinating, mild mannered, peaceful pollinators that seek existing holes for nesting. They don’t build a hive or have a queen to protect, so your “Bee House” will be an incentive to lure solitary Mason Bees to your habitat! Mason Bees rarely sting. Their only mission is to pollinate and reproduce!

Mason Bees are attracted to flowering plants, such as vegetables, fruit trees & bushes, flowering annuals, perennials and vine plants. These Honey Comb-shaped Mason Bee Shelters can be connected together to create a larger colony. Mount to a post or wall ideally near a source of mud. (These bees are called Masons because they work with mud to build and seal their nests!)

For best results, use near flowering plants known to attract bees. The fiberboard nesting tubes should be replaced each spring after Mason Bees have emerged from their nests.

Dimensions: 6.50 (D) x 5.90 (W) x 5.90 (H) inches
Weight: 2.10 lbs
Construction: Hexagonal, wooden frame with a bright yellow finish, fiberboard tubes (replaceable)
Mounting:Two keyhole openings on the back. Mount to flat, vertical surface

A-Frame Mason Bee House

The Backyard Naturalist has Mason Bee Houses and Lodges, like this one: The A-Frame Mason Bee House

A-Frame Mason Bee Lodge

The myriad of bamboo tubes packed inside this wooden frame provide these insects wonderful roosting spots, and the varied sizes are great for a few different bee species. Its generous, overhanging roof and solid back protect the tubes from rain.

Dimensions: 9.00 (D) x 6.25 (W) x 7.70 (H) inches
Weight: 1.70 lbs
Construction: Wood, bamboo
Mounting:Twine loop attached. Hang or place on level surface