Mason Bees

I finally bought a mason bee house. Not that I needed to. I don't have a real need to pollinate plants in the garden as the only fruit tree present is the pear tree in the front garden and I'm sure it has been doing fine without my interference. Similarily, I'm sure the mason bees are living just fine in their own wild habitat and don't need a house in which to live. Having said that, it's just nice to look at the window and say, "hallo bees".  These native Mason bees are beautiful, shiny blue-black bees that don't sting because they are solitary bees. They pollinate plants and do not produce honey. I'll write more about them later when this stupid head cold leaves.


sunny and coldish
high 5
low -4
sunrise: 7:04
sunset:  5:47