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podcast 181: mason bees part 2

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Paul Wheaton talks to Dave Hunter about mason bees and how easy they are to encourage. He distinguishes between social bees and solitary bees. One mason bee can pollinate a lot more than honey bees. Dave talks about what habits we need to shift in order to help mason bees thrive. He describes levels of bee awareness and responsibility, similar to the Wheaton Eco Scale. Mason bees can double or triple fruit yields. Dave talks about leaf cutter bees, and what mud is to mason bees. Dave says you can send bees in in the reeds they are in so they can be identified and better supported. Paul and Dave agree it would be great for Dave to do a TED talk.

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