Q. Do you have any information about Mason Bees?

I am interested in raising them.


We do not have much information on keeping mason bees. Most of our holdings are on keeping honeybees. However, I attach a pdf of Chapter 12, "Orchard Mason Bees"  from

Delaplane, Keith S., and Mayer, D. F.. Crop Pollination by Bees. Cambridge, MA, USA: CABI Publishing, 2000. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 24 October 2014.

We also have a resource guide on Beekeeping.

Again, this guide is mostly about keeping honey bees, but it does give links to local beekeeping associations. Try contacting these associations to see if they have members interested in mason bee keeping. Also, do a Google search:

mason bee keeping pennsylvania

and see what turns up. I saw some promising resources in this search.


  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2019
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  • Answered By Janet Evans

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