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Bees, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths, flies and beetles all help to pollinate plants by carrying pollen that they collect on their bodies from one plant to another. Honeybees are a pollinator most of us are familiar with because of their slightly intimidating stingers, their lively buzz, and the delicious honey they produce. Honeybees live in community – workers, drones, and one queen per colony live and work together. However, there are many solitary bees in your yard and neighbourhood that may appreciate cozy accomodations to cuddle into for a while.
Build a healthy bee habitat in your backyard! These bee hotels are for solitary bees like mason and leafcutter bees.
Important Note: Our local apiarist friends filled us in that In order to protect your local bee population from disease, it is important to remove the materials from your house and burn them at the end of the season. Then use an old toothbrush to clean your frame super well to get rid of any pathogens - do this again at the beginning of the new season before restocking your frame with new materials.