Mason bees are solitary, non-aggressive, important pollinators in this area and they need a place to lay their eggs over the winter. To help them out, Woodcock Nature Center is offering a bee hotel workshop on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1 to 2:30.
Each family or individual registrant will assemble a “hotel” to attract mason bees as an ideal place to lay their eggs. While they will lay their eggs in close proximity to other mason bees, they do not live in hives.
Mason bees are actually more efficient pollinators than honey bees. Female mason bees carry pollen dry which enables it to fall off easily as she flits from flower to flower.
The kits cost $15 (one kit per family or individual). Pre-registration is required and is non-refundable. Call 203-762-7280. This event is co-hosted by the Norwalk River Watershed Association.