What are the Best Mason Bee Houses for the Garden

mason bee garden house

Mason bee houses are an ideal way to attract pollinators to your garden. Bee boxes for mason bees (also called orchard mason bees) contain several tubes or tunnels where the busy flying insects lay eggs, hatch, spin cocoons, and transform into adult bees. The best mason bee houses include various cylindrical tubes to attract these metallic blue or green-winged insects.

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Which Herbs Will Attract Butterflies and Bees to My Garden?

Borage and bee

We’ve talked about how you can grow certain flowers to help attract butterflies and bees to your garden. Did you know there are also herbs which will achieve this?

Growing your own herbs is a fantastic idea, and not only will you captivate the attention of little pollinators with them, but you too can personally reap the benefits of some of them – having garden-fresh, organic herbs at your fingertips for cooking and adding to salads and teas.

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Top 9 Grow Your Own Butterfly Kits

growing Butterflies

Caterpillar to butterfly kits give you the chance to observe close-up the fascinating life cycle of butterflies. Seeing a tiny caterpillar grow into a large fat grub, then turning into a chrysalis, and emerging as a butterfly is a fantastic experience. Butterfly kits can be a wonderful gift for kids. Or, you can raise butterflies to release into your garden to help pollinate plants.

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Creating a Butterfly Garden with your Children

Girl in Butterfly Garden

If you’re looking for a fun and rewarding educational activity to share with your children at home, why not involve them in the creation of a butterfly garden in your back (or front) yard?

To most children (and many adults!) butterflies are whimsical little garden dwellers and one of the closest things we have to the fairies in children’s stories. Colorful and playful, they are pollinators and a fabulous addition to your garden.

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