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On 20/06/2018 22:29, TheChief wrote:
Hi all

Anyone like to give recommendation from personal experience on
where to site an insect house?

It's like a bird box shape with a roof but no front. Instead of a
front there's a load of tubes mounted horizontally front to
back.

The location is East Yorkshire near Hull towards the top of a hill.


The tubes could be for mason bees (red and blue) one of which (red) will
use the tubes as the weather warms up in spring and the other (blue)
around this time of year. Ideally the opening in the tubes need to
point south and in direct sun, not dappled shade.

Red mason will block the tubes with mud after laying and providing
pollen as food. Blue mason will block the tubes with chewed up leaves.

Mason bees don't produce honey. They are pollinators and are docile
hence ok with kids.


http://www.wycombewildlifegrp.co.uk/masonbee.htm





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Hi all

Anyone like to give recommendation from personal experience on
where to site an insect house?

It's like a bird box shape with a roof but no front. Instead of a
front there's a load of tubes mounted horizontally front to
back.

The location is East Yorkshire near Hull towards the top of a hill.

Thanks

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alan_m Wrote in message:
On 20/06/2018 22:29, TheChief wrote:
Hi all

Anyone like to give recommendation from personal experience on
where to site an insect house?

It's like a bird box shape with a roof but no front. Instead of a
front there's a load of tubes mounted horizontally front to
back.

The location is East Yorkshire near Hull towards the top of a hill.


The tubes could be for mason bees (red and blue) one of which (red) will
use the tubes as the weather warms up in spring and the other (blue)
around this time of year. Ideally the opening in the tubes need to
point south and in direct sun, not dappled shade.

Red mason will block the tubes with mud after laying and providing
pollen as food. Blue mason will block the tubes with chewed up leaves.

Mason bees don't produce honey. They are pollinators and are docile
hence ok with kids.


http://www.wycombewildlifegrp.co.uk/masonbee.htm





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Thanks AlanM

I'll look for a south facing location.


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