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pollinators

  • 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…

  • Shop bat houses at Duncraft.com

    Attract Bats

    Bats eat the same insects that would otherwise interrupt your backyard birding pleasure. Therefore, they are the best friend of the backyard birder. Not only do they eat their body weight in insects, approximately 600 or…

  • Attract butterflies!

    Attract Butterflies

    “Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne When you think of the saying, “One man’s…

  • 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…