mason bee

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mason bee

n.
Any of various solitary bees of the family Megachilidae that build nests from mud, chewed leaves, or resin.

mason bee

n
(Animals) any bee of the family Megachilidae that builds a hard domelike nest of sand, clay, etc, held together with saliva
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Noun1.mason bee - any of numerous solitary bees that build nests of hardened mud and sandmason bee - any of numerous solitary bees that build nests of hardened mud and sand
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
family Megachilidae, Megachilidae - leaf-cutting and mason bees
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WHILE all bees are great pollinators, the Red Mason bee in particular is extremely efficient at pollination, more so than honey bees or bumble bees, and if you're a keen fruit grower they will give you an improved fruit yield.
The Red Mason bee is an extremely docile and solitary species, so they are safe around children and pets.
Other wild bees, such as the docile Red Mason bee, are solitary creatures,and make nests in dry hollow stems or dead wood.
The box on the wall is providing a place to nest for the red mason bee - a friendly bee which doesn't sting unless severely provoked and prefers to live on its own rather as part of a 50,000-strong colony.
Add roofing tiles as nesting sites for red mason bees.
And nest boxes for red mason bees have also gone on trial at the Derwent site.