• Insect shelter mounted on a wall near the garden.

    Mason Bee House Maintenance

    “The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.” — Elizabeth Lawrence Caring for your Mason Bees is easy. There are no special tools required. Depending on how many Mason Bees you have, maintenance only…

  • Solitary bee hotel installed on an apple tree.

    How to Choose a Mason Bee House

    “The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.” — Elizabeth Lawrence Early to rise, early to pollinate…our native Mason Bees rely on the warmth of the sun to increase their body temperature before starting…

  • Mason Bees use clay or mud to seal off their nesting tubes and protect the hibernating bees.

    Making Mud for Mason Bees

    “It was such a pleasure to sink one’s hands into the warm earth, to feel at one’s fingertips the possibilities of the new season.” — Kate Morton There’s a reason Mason Bees have “Mason” in their…

  • Orchard Mason Bee pollinating a flower.

    Benefits of Mason Bees

    “For bees, the flower is the fountain of life. For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love.” — Kahlil Gibran Honeybees are considered “pollen gatherers.” A different type of species and native to North America,…

  • Bee perched on a flower.

    The Life of the Mason Bee

    “Collaboration is the essence of life. The wind, bees and flowers work together, to spread the pollen.” ― Amit Ray The life of the solitary Mason Bee is relatively short-lived. “Solitary bees generally live for about…

  • Hummingbird feeding from red feeding ports.
    Bird Feeding

    Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

    Attract hummingbirds and make your own nectar at home. Buying hummingbird nectar from the store can be convenient, yet making your own nectar from scratch is easy.  Make Your Own Hummingbird Nectar Homemade hummingbird nectar contains…

  • Photo by Sarah Livingston Schlicht.
    Bird Feeding

    Tilt-Top Feeder for Cardinals

    Our popular Tilt-Top Feeder has been a customer favorite for over 35 years. Attract cardinals with black oil sunflower seed or safflower seed—and send squirrels sliding safely towards the ground. The instant a squirrel lands on…

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    Bird Feeding

    On Feeding Grape Jelly

    When orioles return from the tropics in the springtime, offer grape jelly as a sweet treat to provide them with high-energy for building their nest and preparing for breeding season—jelly is essential when the insects and…

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    Bird Feeding

    How to Install Window Film

    Our mirrored window film prevents birds from flying away from your window feeder. Birds can’t sense movement on the other side of the window, so you can watch them feed up close. How to Install Window Feeders…