Hive-less solitary bees, like the mason and leafcutter bee, are gentle, easy to raise and are amazing pollinators. Most people are familiar with their European honey bee cousin, but there are major differences between these incredible insects:
No hive to defend means solitary bees are gentle & non-aggressive.
They pollinate up to 100 times more effectively than honey bees.
They do not build a hive or make honey, instead they raise their young in nesting holes.
They are easy-to-raise by anyone and require far less maintenance than honey bees. Not to mention, they are fun for kids and adults!
They do not induce anaphylactic shock and they rarely sting.
They are native to North America, this means they will not become invasive.
Learn how to set up a home for your solitary, hive-less bees so they will stick around and pollinate your garden!