Mason Bee House
Give a present to both a little bee and a human at the same time with our boxes that will jazz up your garden while also providing habitat for our native bees to lay their eggs. Nothing beats garden art that's also functional!
Slightly smaller than honeybees, mason bees are peaceful and amazing pollinators visiting as many as 1000 blooms per day. Females lay eggs in the hollow tubes and seal them up with some mud. Other beneficial insects will also likely take up residence in the houses ( like leaf-cutter bees and mason wasps) and even birds will pop in and use the straw to make their nests.
These are awesome for kids to observe nature since solitary bees like mason bees, mason wasps, and leafcutter bees will never sting to defend their homes. Get right up close and check our their handiwork.
I find that placement doesn't matter all that much but if you can find a spot that receives morning sun, the bees will warm up from chilly nights and start their day sooner. Mount them via the small hole drilled in the back or place them on a table. Once you decide on a spot though, as soon as you start seeing insect activity they should be left in place so the mama bees can find their homes!
Included in the pictures are some of my older boxes so you can see what some of the bee activity looks like.
About my boxes:
My boxes are made out of non-treated pine so the developing larvae aren't harmed by any chemicals. I paint the exteriors with high quality exterior paint so they'll keep looking great through all types of weather.
Ontario 18" Machete
Nothing beats a tool you love to use and this is one we do!
Ontario Knife Company has a 125 year old history here in the U.S and they have certainly mastered high quality. Their 18" bladed machete features rugged carbon steel blades with a zinc-phosphate finish and molded plastic handles that's super comfortable to use.
Our Favorite Gardening Glove: Atlas 370, Assorted Colors
These are officially our favorite gloves!
I've got fat hands... Or maybe my knuckles are wide... Either way, I hate feeling restricted with my hand movements and these answered all my concerns!
Perfect for precise handling, our ATLAS 370’s lightweight construction fits and feels like a second skin, empowering you with the ultimate grip and comfort, matched by dexterous durability.
Lansky Dual Grit Puck Sharpener
This pocket-size sharpener is ideal for sharpening lawnmower blades, machetes, hatchets, axe blades, shovels and spades plus a variety of other cutting and chopping tools. The Puck’s easy-to-grip contoured shape, provides for safe, simple tool sharpening. Dual-Grit design provides a coarse side for quick cutting and shaping, and a medium side for final sharpening and finishing of your edge.
Coarse Grit: 120
Medium Grit: 280
Briarcliff Dr, Charleston SC 29407
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Our house number is 7
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