Friday, April 30, 2010
Here's my ... huh ... what the heck is that?
Could it bee my latest version of a Motel 6 for the tiny bees and wasps that do alot of important pollinating for us?
I hope the little pollinators like this version, 'cause I do.
I'll let you know how it goes of course.
With honey bees greatly reduced in number, I am trying to make it as easy as possible for the other native pollinators to keep their populations high around here.
If you're new to this concept, it's real simple.
A whole bunch of our tiny, native pollinating wasps and bees use reeds and other stems for egg laying. The idea behind the bee house above is to provide them with lots of snug nesting sites.
Don't know if it is truly having an effect, but I know this:
A. The old bee houses I put up are used heavily.
B. My blueberry crop is a record breaking one this year.
The cluster above is a good one, but there are others where there is no space between the berries. I expect them to have flattened sides from being squished against each other.
The early varieties are already blushing too.
It won't belong before I'm boring you with, "LOOK AT MY BLUEBERRIES" posts.