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bees

  • 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,…

  • Stop Leaking Nectar

    Decorative, bottle-style nectar feeders are enchanting additions to our yards and gardens; many of them are truly works of art. Normally they work beautifully, but once in a while we’ll hear about problems with leaking. Besides…

  • American Goldfinch at dawn among flowers File Aug 17, 3 19 07 PM

    My Wildlife Garden

    Observing the activity of wildlife in my garden has become a favorite pastime of mine and provides constant pleasure and entertainment regardless of the season. Writing about it inspires special memories! On Mother’s Day last May…

  • Learn how to clean Duncraft Haven feeders.

    Bird Feeding Questions

    How do I clean Selective and Haven Feeders? Our Duncraft Selective and Haven caged feeders are not designed to be taken apart for cleaning. If seed has become compacted within the tube, soaking the feeder in…

  • Shop Dr. JB's Hummingbird Feeders at Duncraft.com

    “The Best” Hummer Feeder

    There’s no perfect substitute for the natural nectar found in flowers that hummingbirds love so much. There is, however, a hummingbird feeder that clearly rises above the rest in approximating the experience of feeding at a…

  • Attract butterflies and shop feeders at duncraft.com.

    Butterflies, Bees and Ladybugs

    Imagine surveying your garden and seeing it alive with beautiful, fluttering butterflies, landing here and there, stretching their wings and showing off their amazing colors and patterns! And then looking closer, watching little ladybugs peacefully negotiating…

  • Deter bees and wasps!

    Bees, Wasps and Nectar

    Learn how to keep bees out of your hummingbird feeders! If bees or wasps are a problem, getting into the nectar of your hummingbird feeder or preventing your hummingbirds from feeding, here are a few tips you…